VZV Resistance to Acyclovir Rising According to Study

Alternative drugs, with better safety, are much needed since resistance of the herpes virus to Acyclovir is on the rise. – The British Medical Bulletin (1) The Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), which causes herpes zoster (also known as Shingles), is becoming Read More …

Herpes Zoster Causes Chronic Pain in 7 out of 10 People

Chronic pain can affect up to 70% of those with herpes zoster. – Pharmacy and Therapeutics  (1) Chickenpox may lead to a lifelong latent infection with the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), a type of herpes virus. When VZV is reactivated, it Read More …

Herpes Zoster Infection Can Lead to Stroke

“Varicella zoster virus (VZV) vasculopathy is caused by productive virus infection in cerebral arteries where accumulation of myofibroblasts in the arterial intima and loss of smooth muscle cells result in ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.” – Maria A. Nagel In a study Read More …