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Descriptor English:   Encephalitis, Varicella Zoster 
Descriptor Spanish:   Encefalitis por Varicela Zóster 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Encefalite por Varicela Zoster 
Synonyms English:   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  
Tree Number:   C02.182.525.400
Definition English:   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) 
History Note English:   2000 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
TM transmission UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   34169 
Unique Identifier:   D020804 

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