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oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Chickenpox and shingles infection : clinical

 

Abstract

The varicella zoster (VZ) virus is highly infectious and causes the common childhood infection chickenpox (varicella). After recovery from a primary chickenpox infection the virus lays dormant in the sensory nervous system to reemerge as shingles (herpes zoster) in 20 per cent of adults over the age of 60 years.

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2008-04-01
2016-12-09
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