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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647346/sting-is-involved-in-antiviral-immune-response-against-vzv-infection-via-the-induction-of-type-i-and-iii-ifn-pathways
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Ji-Ae Kim, Seul-Ki Park, Seong-Wook Seo, Chan-Hee Lee, Ok Sarah Shin
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is a human-restricted α-herpesvirus that exhibits tropism for the skin. The VZV host receptors and downstream signaling pathways responsible for the antiviral innate immune response in the skin are not completely understood. Here, we show that stimulator of interferon genes (STING) mediates an important host defense against VZV infection in dermal cells including human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) and HaCaT keratinocytes. Inhibition of STING using small interfering RNA (siRNA) or short hairpin RNA (shRNA)-mediated gene disruption resulted in enhanced viral replication but diminished IRF3 phosphorylation and induction of IFNs and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646959/is-chickenpox-so-bad-what-do-we-know-about-immunity-to-varicella-zoster-virus-and-what-does-it-tell-us-about-the-future
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Anne A Gershon
Varicella and zoster continue to cause significant morbidity and even mortality in children and adults. Complications include bacterial superinfection, central nervous system manifestations such as meningitis, encephalitis, and cerebellar ataxia, and pain syndromes especially post herpetic neuralgia. Many developed countries but not all, are now administering live attenuated varicella vaccine routinely, with a decrease in the incidence of disease, providing personal and herd immunity. There is some controversy, however, in some countries concerning whether a decrease in the circulation of wild type virus will result in loss of immunity to VZV in persons who have already had varicella...
June 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644696/varicella-vaccination-the-global-experience
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Peter Wutzler, Paolo Bonanni, Margaret Burgess, Anne Gershon, Marco Aurélio Sáfadi, Giacomo Casabona
Introduction Varicella, although a frequently benign childhood disease, nevertheless represents a considerable health burden. WHO recommends including varicella vaccines in universal routine vaccination programs, and maintaining coverage >80%. Many countries have successfully introduced varicella vaccination and have benefited from lower disease burden, but many others have not adopted the vaccine. Reasons include cost commitment for a 'mild childhood disease' or concerns that vaccination will shift varicella to older age groups or increase herpes zoster incidence...
June 23, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643548/clinical-commentary-on-varicella-zoster-meningovasculitis-in-a-multiple-sclerosis-patient-treated-with-natalizumab
#4
Anke Salmen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643544/varicella-zoster-meningovasculitis-in-a-multiple-sclerosis-patient-treated-with-natalizumab
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Patricia Mulero, Cristina Auger, Laura Parolin, Elena Fonseca, Manuel Requena, Jordi Rio, Mar Tintoré, Alex Rovira, Xavier Montalban
BACKGROUND: Natalizumab is associated with the occasional occurrence of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). While natalizumab-associated PML is well described in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, herpes and other infections have rarely been reported. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of varicella-zoster (VZV) meningovasculitis in a MS patient treated with natalizumab. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 48-year-old woman diagnosed with MS in treatment with natalizumab (Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS): 4...
June 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640002/trends-in-diagnoses-among-hospitalizations-of-hiv-infected-children-and-adolescents-in-the-us-2003-2012
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Stacey A Hurst, Alexander C Ewing, Sascha R Ellington, Athena P Kourtis
OBJECTIVE: Using data from 2003-2012, we updated a previous analysis of trends in hospitalizations of HIV-infected children and adolescents in the US. METHODS: We used data from the Kids´ Inpatient Database of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project to derive nationally representative estimates of the number of hospitalizations and the rates per 1000 hospitalizations of select discharge diagnoses and procedures in 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012 among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected children and adolescents ≤18 years, excluding hospitalizations for conditions related to pregnancy/delivery and neonatal diagnoses...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637759/role-of-jnk-pathway-in-varicella-zoster-virus-lytic-infection-and-reactivation
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Sravya Kurapati, Tomohiko Sadaoka, Labchan Rajbhandari, Balaji Jagdish, Priya Shukla, Yong Jun Kim, Gabsang Lee, Jeffrey I Cohen, Arun Venkatesan
Mechanisms of neuronal infection by varicella-zoster virus (VZV) have been challenging to study due to the relatively strict human tropism of the virus and the paucity of tractable experimental models. Cellular mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPKs) have been shown to play a role in VZV infection of non-neuronal cells, with distinct consequences on infectivity in differing cell types. Here, we utilize several human neuronal culture systems to investigate the role of one such MAPK, the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), in VZV lytic infection and reactivation...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636704/trends-in-nationwide-herpes-zoster-emergency-department-utilization-from-2006-to-2013
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Erica D Dommasch, Cara J Joyce, Arash Mostaghimi
Importance: The effect of vaccination on emergency department (ED) utilization for herpes zoster (HZ) has not been examined to date. Objective: To determine trends in US ED utilization and costs associated with HZ. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample data set was examined for temporal trends in the number of visits and costs for treatment of HZ in EDs in the United States from January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2013...
June 21, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636287/the-spectrum-of-aseptic-central-nervous-system-infections-in-southern-germany-demographic-clinical-and-laboratory-findings
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M Kaminski, V Grummel, D Hoffmann, A Berthele, B Hemmer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aseptic infections of the central nervous system (CNS) are frequently observed in Germany. However, no study has systematically addressed the spectrum of aseptic CNS infections in Germany. METHODS: Data on 191 adult patients diagnosed from January 2007 to December 2014 with aseptic meningitis or encephalitis/meningoencephalitis at our hospital were collected by chart review and analyzed for demographic, clinical and laboratory findings. Patients were stratified according to the causative virus and findings were compared between groups...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633742/cutaneous-varicella-zoster-virus-infection-following-zoster-vaccination-report-of-post-vaccination-herpes-zoster-skin-infection-and-literature-review-of-zoster-vaccination-efficacy-and-guidelines
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Katherine M Stiff, Philip R Cohen
BackgroundHerpes zoster vaccine is currently recommended in the United States for immune competent individuals ≥60 years. The efficacy of the herpes zoster vaccine decreases with age and with time following vaccination.PurposeAn elderly man with herpes zoster following vaccination is described. The guidelines for vaccination and issues regarding re-vaccination are reviewed. METHODS: PubMed was used to search the following terms: efficacy, elderly, herpes zoster, herpes zoster incidence, herpes zoster recurrence, and vaccination...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629987/anti-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-activity-of-houttuynoid-a-a-new-flavonoid-from-houttuynia-cordata-thunb
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Ting Li, Libao Liu, Hongling Wu, Shaodan Chen, Qinchang Zhu, Hao Gao, Xiongtao Yu, Yi Wang, Wenhan Su, Xinsheng Yao, Tao Peng
Early events in herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection reactivate latent human immunodeficiency virus, Epstein-Barr virus, and human papillomavirus in the presence of acyclovir (ACV). The common use of nucleoside analog medications, such as ACV and pencyclovir, has resulted in the emergence of drug-resistant HSV-1 strains in clinical therapy. Therefore, new antiherpetics that can inhibit early events in HSV-1 infection should be developed. An example of this treatment is Houttuynia cordata Thunb. water extract, which can inhibit HSV-1 infection through multiple mechanisms...
June 16, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628343/chronic-herpetic-retinitis-clinical-features-and-long-term-outcomes
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Soufiane Souissi, Christine Fardeau, Hoang Mai Le, Flore Rozenberg, Bahram Bodaghi, Phuc Le Hoang
INTRODUCTION: Chronic uveitis treated with immunosuppressive agents may have unfavorable outcomes due to delays in diagnosis. The aim of this study was to review initial data from clinical and ocular assessments and patient outcomes following specific treatments for atypical herpes virus ocular infections. METHODS: The records of four consecutive patients with recurrent uveitis for at least five years treated in our department between 2001 and 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
June 19, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626783/vanishing-spinal-cord-after-varicella-zoster-virus-myelitis
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María Sepúlveda, Javier Almeida, Joan Berenguer, Nuria Solá-Valls, Julia Saura, Yolanda Blanco, Sara Llufriu, Francesc Graus, Albert Saiz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619012/genetic-analysis-of-varicella-zoster-virus-in-the-aqueous-humor-in-uveitis-with-severe-hyphema
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Mayumi Hosogai, Yoko Nakatani, Kensuke Mimura, Shoji Kishi, Hideo Akiyama
BACKGROUND: Genetic variations have been identified in the genome of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) strains using vesicle fluid, varicella scabs and throat swab samples. We report a rare case of VZV-associated uveitis with severe hyphema, which was immediately diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using the aqueous humor, in which we were able to analyze the VZV genotype for the first time. CASE PRESENTATION: A 16-year-old Japanese boy was referred to our hospital with a 20-day history of unilateral anterior uveitis and 11-day history of hyphema...
June 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615901/varicella-zoster-virus-infection-of-the-central-nervous-system-10-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-hospital-in-south-india
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Ronald Albert Benton Carey, Vignesh Kumar Chandiraseharan, Anitha Jasper, Tunny Sebastian, Chrusolitha Gujjarlamudi, Sowmya Sathyendra, Anand Zachariah, Asha Mary Abraham, Thambu David Sudarsanam
INTRODUCTION: Varicella zoster virus is an exclusively human neurotrophic virus. The primary infection with the virus causes varicella. The virus remains latent in nervous tissue and upon secondary activation causes a variety of syndromes involving the central nervous system (CNS) including meningoencephalitis and cerebellitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we looked at the epidemiology, clinical and laboratory features, and outcomes of patients who were admitted with varicella zoster of the CNS from 2005 to 2014...
April 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614529/facial-paralysis-due-to-ramsay-hunt-syndrome-a-rare-condition
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Aline Lariessy Campos Paiva, João Luiz Vitorino Araujo, Vinicius Ricieri Ferraz, José Carlos Esteves Veiga
Ramsay Hunt syndrome (or herpes zoster oticus) is a rare complication of herpes zoster in which reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus infection in the geniculate ganglion occurs. Usually, there are auricular vesicles and symptoms and signs such otalgia and peripheral facial paralysis. In addition, rarely, a rash around the mouth can be seen. Immunodeficient patients are more susceptible to this condition. Diagnosis is essentially based on symptoms. We report the case of a diabetic female patient who sought the emergency department with a complaint of this rare entity...
April 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613146/revisiting-the-genotyping-scheme-for-varicella-zoster-viruses-based-on-whole-genome-comparisons
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Nancy J Jensen, Pierre Rivailler, Hung Fu Tseng, Mark L Quinlivan, Kay Radford, Jennifer Folster, Rafael Harpaz, Philip LaRussa, Steven Jacobsen, D Scott Schmid
We report whole-genome sequences (WGSs) for four varicella-zoster virus (VZV) samples from a shingles study conducted by Kaiser Permanente of Southern California. Comparative genomics and phylogenetic analysis of all published VZV WGSs revealed that strain KY037798 is in clade IX, which shall henceforth be designated clade 9. Previously published single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP)-based genotyping schemes fail to discriminate between clades 6 and VIII and employ positions that are not clade-specific. We provide an updated list of clade-specific positions that supersedes the list determined at the 2008 VZV nomenclature meeting...
June 14, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608255/temporal-trends-in-herpes-zoster-related-hospitalizations-in-italy-2001-2013-differences-between-regions-that-have-or-have-not-implemented-varicella-vaccination
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Nicoletta Valente, Silvia Cocchio, Armando Stefanati, Tatjana Baldovin, Domenico Martinelli, Rosa Prato, Vincenzo Baldo, Giovanni Gabutti
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) has a relevant impact on the population in terms of incidence and complications. AIMS: The aim of this study was to estimate the HZ-related hospitalization rates in Italy in the period 2001-2013, and to evaluate the trend of hospitalizations in the course of time pointing out any differences between regions that have or have not introduced universal childhood varicella immunization (UVI). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on hospital discharge records contained in the national database of the Ministry of Health for the period January 2001-December 2013...
June 12, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607114/varicella-zoster-virus-specific-cellular-immune-responses-to-the-live-attenuated-zoster-vaccine-in-young-and-older-adults
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Adriana Weinberg, Jennifer Canniff, Nadine Rouphael, Aneesh Mehta, Mark Mulligan, Jennifer A Whitaker, Myron J Levin
The incidence and severity of herpes zoster (HZ) increases with age. The live attenuated zoster vaccine generates immune responses similar to HZ. We compared the immune responses to zoster vaccine in young and older to adults to increase our understanding of the immune characteristics that may contribute to the increased susceptibility to HZ in older adults. Young (25-40 y; n = 25) and older (60-80 y; n = 33) adults had similar magnitude memory responses to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) ex vivo restimulation measured by responder cell-frequency and flow cytometry, but the responses were delayed in older compared with young adults...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604383/pyruvate-controls-the-checkpoint-inhibitor-pd-l1-and-suppresses-t-cell-immunity
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Ryu Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Shirai, Hong Namkoong, Hui Zhang, Gerald J Berry, Barbara B Wallis, Benedikt Schaefgen, David G Harrison, Jennifer A Tremmel, John C Giacomini, Jörg J Goronzy, Cornelia M Weyand
Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) are at high risk for reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (VZV) and development of herpes zoster (HZ). Here, we found that macrophages from patients with CAD actively suppress T cell activation and expansion, leading to defective VZV-specific T cell immunity. Monocyte-derived and plaque-infiltrating macrophages from patients with CAD spontaneously expressed high surface density of the immunoinhibitory ligand programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1), thereby providing negative signals to programmed death-1+ (PD-1+) T cells...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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