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

Rakesh Ravishankar Rahangdale, Tenzin Tender, Sridevi Balireddy, Mukesh Pasupuleti, Raghu Chandrashekar Hariharapura

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-314
Number of pages12
JournalCanadian Journal of Microbiology
Volume68
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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