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Disease Encephalitis, Varicella Zoster

Name Encephalitis, Varicella Zoster
Synonyms Encephalitis, Herpes Zoster | Encephalitis, Human Herpesvirus 3 | Encephalitis, Varicella | Encephalitis, VZ Virus | Herpes Zoster Encephalitis | Herpes Zoster Meningoencephalitis | Meningoencephalitis, Herpes Zoster | Varicella Encephalitides | Varicella Encephalitis | Varicella Zoster Encephalitis | Virus Encephalitis, VZ | Zoster Encephalitis, Herpes | Zoster Encephalitis, Varicella
Definition Inflammation of brain tissue caused by infection with the varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). This condition is associated with immunocompromised states, including the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME. Pathologically, the virus tends to induce a vasculopathy and infect oligodendrocytes and ependymal cells, leading to CEREBRAL INFARCTION, multifocal regions of demyelination, and periventricular necrosis. Manifestations of varicella encephalitis usually occur 5-7 days after onset of HERPES ZOSTER and include HEADACHE; VOMITING; lethargy; focal neurologic deficits; FEVER; and COMA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch 26, pp29-32; Hum Pathol 1996 Sep;27(9):927-38)
Categories Nervous system disease | Viral disease
MeSH® ID D020804

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