Encephalitis, Varicella Zoster


Encephalitis, Herpes Zoster

Encephalitis, Human Herpesvirus 3

Encephalitis, VZ Virus

Encephalitis, Varicella

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

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)