VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS RNA IN HUMAN TRIGEMINAL GANGLIA

Richard W. Hyman, Joseph R. Ecker, Richard B. Tenser

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Abstract

The technique of in situ hybridisation was used to examine human trigeminal ganglia for the presence of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) RNA. The ganglia were removed from fresh cadavers of individuals without a history of current or recent herpes zoster. Of the various types of cell in the ganglia, only the neurons appeared positive for VZV RNA. 0 to 0·3% of neurons were positive for VZV RNA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)814-816
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet
Volume322
Issue number8354
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 8 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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