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Encephalitis, Varicella Zoster MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Encephalitis, Varicella Zoster
Tree Number(s)
C01.207.245.340.400
C01.207.399.750.400
C01.925.182.525.400
C01.925.256.466.930.500
C10.228.140.430.520.750.400
C10.228.228.245.340.400
C10.228.228.399.750.400
C10.586.250.520.750.400
Unique ID
D020804
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020804
Scope Note
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)
Entry Version
ENCEPH VARICELLA ZOSTER
Entry Term(s)
Encephalitis, Herpes Zoster
Encephalitis, Human Herpesvirus 3
Encephalitis, VZ Virus
Encephalitis, Varicella
Herpes Zoster Encephalitis
Herpes Zoster Meningoencephalitis
Meningoencephalitis, Herpes Zoster
Varicella Encephalitis
Varicella Zoster Encephalitis
Previous Indexing
Encephalitis (1966-1999)
Herpes Zoster (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/08
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Encephalitis, Varicella Zoster Preferred
Meningoencephalitis, Herpes Zoster Broader
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