From psychosocial stress to herpes simplex infection: A sequence of coordinated events regulated in a cascade fashion

Rosario Leopardi, Alessandro Bartolomucci

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Abstract

Herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) give rise to latent infections, which makes them unwelcome guests for a human host’s lifetime.1,2 Clinical manifestations of HSV infection range from asymptomatic infection to mucocutaneous conditions such as orolabial, ocular, and genital herpes, as well as less common central nervous complications such herpetic encephalitis, neonatal herpes, and fatal dissemination, particularly important in immune compromised individuals. Clinical pictures vary depending on the site of viral entry, the primary or secondary nature of the disease, and the degree of host immune response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrom the Hallowed Halls of Herpesvirology
Subtitle of host publicationA Tribute to Bernard Roizman
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages535-559
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9789814338998
ISBN (Print)9789814338981
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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