David B. Nelson

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Varicella-Zoster virus during pregnancy

1. What every clinician should know A. Clinical features and incidence Varicella zoster virus (VZV), a double-stranded DNA herpes virus, causes clinical infection with the development of primary infection, chicken pox, or reactivation, herpes zoster (shingles).Although the morbidity of infection is significantly greater within the adult population, most of the primary infections occur during childhood.…

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