How does immunosuppression affect varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Wayne E Anderson, DO, FAHS, FAAN; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Immunosuppression increases the risk of both typical shingles and atypical presentations, such as myelitis, encephalitis, disseminated disease, and visceral involvement.


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