Definition of Herpes zoster virus

1. Noun. A herpes virus that causes shingles.

Exact synonyms: Herpes Zoster
Generic synonyms: Herpes, Herpes Virus
Specialized synonyms: Herpes Varicella Zoster, Herpes Varicella Zoster Virus

Medical Definition of Herpes zoster virus

1. A virus in the family Herpesviridae which causeschickenpox initially and may go dormant and later re-activate, causing the disease shingles. Chickenpox is a common, highly communicabledisease that causes fever and fluid-filled blisters on the skin.Shingles are characterised by extremely painful skin eruptions. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Herpes Zoster Virus

herpes simplex type 1
herpes simplex virus 1 helicase-primase
herpes simplex virus DNA polymerase
herpes simplex virus protein vmw65
herpes simplex virus type 1 UL13 protein kinase
herpes varicella zoster
herpes varicella zoster virus
herpes virus
herpes whitlow
herpes zoster
herpes zoster ophthalmicus
herpes zoster oticus
herpes zoster varicellosus
herpes zoster virus (current term)
herpetic fever
herpetic keratitis
herpetic keratoconjunctivitis
herpetic meningoencephalitis
herpetic ulcer
herpetic whitlow

Literary usage of Herpes zoster virus

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1. Childsong, Monksong: A Spiritual Journey by Tolbert McCarroll (1994)
"... 8 By summer's end the herpes zoster virus had leapt through the breach in Tina's immune system For most people the virus causes chick- ..."

2. Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Many patients develop herpes zoster virus infections (shingles), and herpes simplex virus infections (cold sores and genital herpes) often become ..."

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