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dc.contributor.authorFriedman, Briana
dc.descriptionThe file is restricted for YU community access only.en_US
dc.description.abstractVZV (Varicella Zoster Virus or human herpesvirus 3, HHV-3) is a pathogenic human alpha herpesvirus that causes varicella (chicken pox). Primary infection begins with itchy, inflamed blisters on the surface of the skin. Infection also takes place in the peripheral nervous system and establishes a long period of latency in the peripheral nervous system. After a variable period of time, the virus can reactivate, due to a variety of factors, including increased age and immunosuppression. The reactivated virus causes herpes zoster (shingles), characterized by extremely painful vesicular skin eruptions and frequently complicated by acute pain, diverse neurological sequelae, vision problems, and long lasting post-herpetic neuralgia.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipS. Daniel Abraham Honors Programen_US
dc.publisherStern College for Womenen_US
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dc.subjectVaricella-zoster virusen_US
dc.subjectShingles (Disease)en_US
dc.titleEstablishing a New Technique for the Generation of Human Peripheral Sensory Neurons for the Study of Varicella Zoster Virusen_US

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    Senior honors theses sponsored by the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program of Stern College for Women

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