BMC Neurol 2022 Feb 5;22(1):45. Epub 2022 Feb 5.
Department of Neurology, The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, 050000, PR China.
Background: Varicella zoster virus (VZV) can remain lifelong in the latent state in ganglionic neurons and adrenal glands after the initial infection. However, it can be reactivated anytime and can trigger several severe neurological manifestations such as encephalitis, meningitis, Ramsay-Hunt syndrome, cerebellitis, myelitis, and stroke. In addition, due to the diversity of clinical manifestations, clinical diagnosis of VZV can be difficult, especially in the absence of varicella. Read More