Encephalitis, Varicella Zoster
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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)
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- Encephalitis, Varicella Zoster
- Zoster Encephalitis, Varicella
- Encephalitis, Human Herpesvirus 3
- Varicella Zoster Encephalitis
- Encephalitis, VZ Virus
- Virus Encephalitis, VZ
- Herpes Zoster Encephalitis
- Zoster Encephalitis, Herpes
- Varicella Encephalitis
- Varicella Encephalitides
- Encephalitis, Herpes Zoster
- Encephalitis, Varicella
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