Interplay between stress and immunity triggers herpes zoster infection in COVID-19 patients: a review

Rahangdale, Rakesh Ravishankar and Tender, Tenzin and Balireddy, Sridevi and Raghu, Chandrasekhar H (2022) Interplay between stress and immunity triggers herpes zoster infection in COVID-19 patients: a review. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 68 (5). pp. 303-314. ISSN 0008-4166

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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a potential health threat in the highly mobile society of the world. There are also concerns regarding the occurrence of co-infections occurring in COVID-19 patients. Herpes zoster (HZ) is currently being reported as a co-infection in COVID-19 patients. It is a varicella-zoster virus induced viral infection affecting older and immunocompromised individuals. Reactivation of HZ infection in COVID-19 patients are emerging and the mechanism of reactivation is still unknown. The most convincing argument is that increased psychological and immunological stress leads to HZ in COVID-19 patients; this review justifies this argument.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; herpes zoster; varicella-zoster virus; stress; immunity.
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2022 05:52
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2022 05:52
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/158954

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