Flashcards in Viruses/Fungi 2 Deck (22)
Viruses tend to become:
How many types of herpesviruses?
How are herpesviruses similar/different?
- morphologically similar
- distinct biologic factors
This is more common than symptomatic illness with herpesviruses
subclinical primary infection
How long do the herpesviruses stay with the host?
Each type persists in a latent state for the life span of the host
Herpesviruses can be severe/fatal in these groups due to opportunistic infection
Epstein-Barr infectious mononucleosis (EBV)
Roseola human herpes virus (HHV)
Herpes serologically associated with roseola (HHV)
Human herpes associated with Kaposi's sarcoma (HHV)
HSV-1, HSV-2 infect here
- any organ
- mucocutaneous site
With HSV-1 and 2, what triggers reactivation of the latent virus?
- physical stress
- psychological stress
What are some of the other infections that occur with HSV-1 and 2?
- viral meningitis
- herpes encephalitis
- fetus acquisition of HSV
- herpetic keratitis
- herpetic whitlows
- disseminate to visceral organs
inflammation of meninges surrounding the brain
- infection of brain tissue
fetus acquisition of HSV
- 50% probability
- can be fatal if untreated
What reduces the risk of fetus acquisition of HSV?