2019 Jun 25;6(11):ofz303. Tocilizumab, combined with a 26-week prednisone taper, was superior to either 26-week or 52-week prednisone tapering plus placebo with regard to sustained glucocorticoid-free remission in patients with GCA [24]. Varicella Zoster Vasculopathy Jyotsna Mareedu, MD1, Raghu Gowda Hanumaiah, MD1, Elizabeth Hale, MD1, and Eyassu Habte-Gabr, MD1 Abstract Varicella-zoster virus can cause neurological disease in primary and reactivated latent forms, with a wide spectrum of disorders PD-L1 is a 40-kDa type 1 transmembrane protein in the B7 immunoglobulin family that can be expressed on virtually all nucleated cells. Due to the protracted nature of disease, VZV DNA was detected in only 30% of CSF samples whereas anti-VZV IgG antibody was found in 93% of CSF samples, including a reduced serum/CSF ratio of anti-VZV IgG that confirmed intrathecal synthesis of anti-VZV IgG. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) vasculopathy is characterized by persistent arterial inflammation leading to stroke. That view is no longer tenable. Studies of patients with VZV vasculopathy have identified key clinical, imaging, and laboratory features to assist in diagnosis and treatment. Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov. In elderly and immunocompromised individuals, VZV reactivates and typically produces herpes zoster. VZV DNA was detected by PCR in many VZV antigen-positive sections, as well as herpesvirus particles by electron microscopy [19]. P01 AG032958/AG/NIA NIH HHS/United States. In many clinically suspect cases, TA biopsy may be pathologically negative (GCA-negative) and decision to treat is based upon clinical presentation. VZV vasculopathy is a potentially treatable cause of vascular disease and should be suspected in patients with zoster or varicella followed by transient ischemic attacks, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, aneurysm, sinus thrombosis, and GCA. Among adults, the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve is one of the most common sites of involvement. Case Rep Transplant. However, both intracranial and extracranial arteries are now known to be associated with VZVV. Al-Abdulla NA, Rismondo V, Minkowski JS, Miller NR. In our experience, antiviral treatment has successfully normalized symptoms and inflammatory markers. For recurrent disease, a second course may be required, particularly in immunocompromised patients, followed by oral antivirals for several months. Following virus deposition, persistent inflammation may occur, resulting in pathological vascular remodeling and stroke. VZV vasculopathy should be suspected in individuals, particularly if immunocompromised, who have had a stroke or aneurysm with: (1) a recent history of varicella or zoster, (2) recurrence of unclear cause with or without rash, or (3) unclear etiology and absence of stroke risk factors. In conjunction with activated MMPs directly secreted by VZV-infected vascular cells [38], these enzymes can lead to extracellular matrix breakdown, weakening of the vessel wall, and aneurysm formation [39–41]. VZV infection of various vascular cells in vitro lead to downregulation of PD-L1 expression, which only occurred after the VZV-mediated downregulation of major histocompatibility complex-I (MHC-I). Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Vascular Disease. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection commonly presents as varicella during childhood, and zoster, later in life. Neurol Clin Pract. Hartney T, Birari R, Venkataraman S, et al. Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Correspondence: M. A. Nagel, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 12700 E. 19th Avenue, Mail Stop B182, Aurora, CO 80045 (. Affiliation 1 Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA. These studies also identified a VZV-mediated downregulation of MHC-I in uninfected bystander cells that would further inhibit viral clearance in the infected arteries. Retinal artery occlusion has been reported as a complication of varicella-zoster infection in various age groups denoting vaso-occlusive nature of pathology [3–5, 7, 10]. Financial support. Objective: Pathologic changes in varicella-zoster virus (VZV)–infected arteries include inflammation, thickened intima, and paucity of smooth muscle cells. The expression of myosin in some of the myofibroblasts indicate that these cells may have originated from the media. In virologically verified cases that contain VZV antigen and/or VZV DNA in TA biopsies and/or have a recent history of zoster, antiviral therapy should be considered because 50% of GCA in general progress or relapse during corticosteroid therapy or taper, and oral antiviral therapy (acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir) is low risk with the exception of nephrotoxicity; hence the risks and benefits of antiviral treatment in GCA patients with renal dysfunction need to be considered. VZV vasculopathy was first described in 1896 [2] and included cases of varicella or zoster that were temporally associated with stroke, particularly when zoster occurred in the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve. In this case, we report an immunocompetent host presenting right-side hemiplegia with motor aphasia and … Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Overall, a positive PCR for VZV DNA in CSF can be diagnostic, but a negative PCR does not exclude the diagnosis; only negative results in both VZV PCR and anti-VZV IgG antibody testing in CSF excludes the diagnosis of VZV vasculopathy. For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription. Potential conflicts of interest. Patients with VZV vasculopathy are treated with 10–15 mg/kg intravenous acyclovir for 14 days based upon Level 2 class of evidence (systemic review of cohort studies or individual cohort studies) extrapolated from treatment studies of herpes simplex virus central nervous system disease and VZV with visceral involvement (reviewed in [12]), as well as expert opinions and case series without controls of VZV vasculopathy [7]. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is the cause of chickenpox and herpes zoster (also called shingles). Acknowledgments. © The Author(s) 2018. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is an alpha herpes virus found exclusively in humans and producing the acute exanthematous, febrile illness known as chickenpox (varicealla), which usually occurs in childhood. Because vision loss frequently occurs, patients are immediately treated with corticosteroids, with 50% relapsing after discontinuation of therapy or progressing to stroke and vision loss despite therapy. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is an exclusively human neurotropic alphaherpesvirus that infects more than 95% of the US population. eCollection 2020. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection of intra- and extracranial arteries (VZV vasculopathy) may be associated with a granulomatous vasculitis characterized by vessel wall damage and transmural inflammation, with multinucleated giant cells and/or epithelioid macrophages. Specifically, over a 3-year period with 3 full-time research assistants dedicated to acquisition of data, a total of 5200 slides were immunostained from 104 GCA-positive TAs and at least 1 slide from 73 unique TA biopsies contained VZV antigen, of which 40% contained VZV DNA; 5000 slides were immunostained from 100 GCA-negative TAs and at least 58 TA-unique slides contained VZV antigen, of which 18% contained VZV DNA; and 3050 slides were immunostained from 61 normal TAs and at least 11 TA-unique slides contained VZV antigen, of which 33% contained VZV DNA. DNA Encapsidation and Capsid Assembly Are Underexploited Antiviral Targets for the Treatment of Herpesviruses. Thus, we analyzed cerebral and temporal arteries from 3 patients with VZV vasculopathy to identify features that will help in diagnosis and lead to a better understanding of VZV-induced vascular remodeling. N2 - Two patients with varicella-zoster virus leukoencephalitis and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome are described. Our enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)-based laboratory test for the presence of anti-VZV IgG and IgM antibodies on paired CSF and serum samples is conducted by the Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Herpesvirus Laboratory Branch/ National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. Varicella zoster virus (VZV)-induced vasculopathy is an uncommon cause of stroke in a young immunocompetent host. Studies with larger sample sizes for this rare disease still need to be completed to determine accurate percentages of aortas containing VZV antigen; however, clinicians should consider VZV vasculopathy in their differential diagnosis, particularly if associated with zoster. It is also one of the components of the varicella vasculopathy . Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a ubiquitous, exclusively human alphaherpesvirus that produces varicella then becomes latent in ganglionic neurons. t. Recent findings The most common CNS manifestation of VZV infection is vasculopathy that presents as headache, cognitive decline, and/or focal neurological deficits.  |  eCollection 2020. Recently, the live attenuated varicella vaccine strain was shown to cause VZV vasculopathy in an immunodeficient child [9], confirming the need for caution in vaccinating potentially immunocompromised children. Here, we present a rare and interesting case of VZV infection that manifested with both cerebral and spinal infarctions and cutaneous vasculitis in the absence of a classic vesicular rash in an immunocompromised patient. NLM T1 - Varicella-zoster virus leukoencephalitis and cerebral vasculopathy. While the mechanisms of VZV vasculopathy have not been fully elucidated, histological and immunohistochemical studies of VZV-infected arteries, analysis of CSF from VZV vasculopathy patients for cytokines and MMPs, and analysis of VZV-infected primary human vascular cells for MMPs, PD-L1, and MHC-1 provide clues to the pathogenesis of disease. A recent study to identify mechanisms contributing to the persistence of inflammatory cells in VZV-infected arteries months after disease onset focused on the dysregulated expression of programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) during VZV infection of primary vascular cells in vitro [44]. 2008;15(10):e88-9. Varicella zoster vasculopathy (VZVV) is classically described in primary varicella infection or zoster reactivation when there is a temporal association with a stroke. Neurological complications of varicella zoster virus reactivation. Characteristic features include imaging and angiographic abnormalities involving both large and small vessels. In virologically verified intracerebral VZV vasculopathy and GCA, VZV-infected vascular cells produce significantly elevated levels of IL-6, as well as other proinflammatory cytokines [25, 26]; so while IL-6 activity can be blocked and inflammation-mediated damage mollified by tocilizumab and corticosteroids, treatment of underlying VZV infection is essential, particularly because corticosteroids alone can potentiate VZV replication. Rapid Screening for EGFR Inhibitor in Rhei Radix et Rhizoma by HTRF Assay Coupled with HPLC Peak Fractionation. VZV-infected arteries contained CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, CD68+ macrophages and rare B cells expressing CD20 distributed in the adventitia and intima, but not the media [30]. Maria A Nagel, Andrew N Bubak, Varicella Zoster Virus Vasculopathy, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 218, Issue suppl_2, 1 November 2018, Pages S107–S112, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy425. Most individuals with herpes zoster will … Nagel MA, Traktinskiy I, Azarkh Y, et al. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Chickenpox follows initial exposure to the virus and is typically a relatively mild, self-limited childhood illness with a characteristic exanthem. Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable. NIH GCA is the most common systemic vasculitis in the elderly and is characterized by a constellation of symptoms including severe headache, scalp tenderness, and vision loss, as well as a history of jaw claudication, polymyalgia rheumatica, fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, and elevated inflammatory markers (erythrocyte sedimentation rate [ESR] and C-reactive protein [CRP]). Minassian C, Thomas SL, Smeeth L, Douglas I, Brauer R, Langan SM. Open Forum Infect Dis. Herpes Zoster, a Rash of Cerebrovascular Events. Given our increasing aging population and recognition that VZV reactivation manifesting as zoster is a risk factor for stroke and myocardial infarction, recognition of VZV as a potential cause of vascular disease with or without associated zoster rash is essential to decrease associated morbidity and mortality because VZV vasculopathy can be treated with antiviral therapy. 2013;3(2):109-17. Because granulomatous arteritis of the aorta has similar pathology to VZV vasculopathy and GCA, a smaller study similar to the GCA study by Gilden and colleagues [19] was conducted, which showed VZV antigen in 11 of 11 aortas with pathologically verified granulomatous arteritis, in 1 of 1 cases of nongranulomatous arteritis, and in 5 of 18 control aortas (28%) obtained at autopsy, again most likely due to subclinical reactivation or early disease [27]. This study investigated characteristics of clinical and laboratory features in patients with VZV infection. For permissions, e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com. While both polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detection of VZV DNA and detection of antibody to VZV in CSF are highly specific, detection of anti-VZV IgG antibody in CSF is the more reliable test to diagnose VZV vasculopathy [7]. Y1 - 1988/1/1. Li J, Li W, Su J, Liu W, Altura BT, Altura BM. National Center for Biotechnology Information, Unable to load your collection due to an error, Unable to load your delegates due to an error. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) was once thought to be a fairly innocuous pathogen. Of 23 patients analyzed by angiography, 70% had abnormalities predominantly in both large and small arteries (50%), small arteries exclusively (37%), and large arteries exclusively (13%). Sehl J, Hölper JE, Klupp BG, Baumbach C, Teifke JP, Mettenleiter TC. Analyses to test for the possible role of VZV infection in GCA were motivated by the virtually identical pathological changes seen in patients with intracerebral VZV vasculopathy and GCA, as well as multiple case reports and series demonstrating an overlap between features of GCA and VZV vasculopathy [14–16]. It acts to suppress the immune system through interaction with its receptor, programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), which is expressed specifically on activated T cells, B cells, and macrophages. VZV DNA was also not detected. Although the mechanisms of vascular remodeling triggered by VZV are unknown, neutrophils may play a role because they produce reactive oxygen species in response to infection, which may mediate smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration [34, 35] and induce apoptosis and loss of vascular smooth muscle cells [36, 37]. Rarely, VZV will produce a meningitis, encephalitis, cerebellitis, and myelopathy. Furthermore, antiviral therapy during zoster appears to decrease this stroke risk [5], whereas zoster vaccination did not [6]. In the future, rigorous prospective studies are still needed to determine whether oral antiviral agents and corticosteroids are as effective as intravenous acyclovir and corticosteroids, as well as appropriate dosage and duration of treatment. Herpes zoster (HZ) corresponds to the reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV). Gilden DH, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Wellish M, Hedley-Whyte ET, Rentier B, Mahalingam R. Langan SM, Minassian C, Smeeth L, Thomas SL. Immunohistochemical analysis of cerebral and TAs from 3 patients with virologically confirmed VZV vasculopathy revealed VZV antigen in the outermost adventitial layer of the artery early in infection and in the media and intima later in the course of disease, consistent with transaxonal spread of reactivated VZV to the arterial adventitia followed by transmural spread of virus [29]. Historically, VZV vasculopathy was characterized as involving intracranial arteries and presented as transient ischemic attacks and ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes. Epub 2017 Mar 18. A more extensive study reported VZV antigen in 12% of GCA-positive TA biopsies rather than 70%; the researchers stained between 10 and 40 sections/TA at varying sites in 25 patients (250–1000 total slides) [23]; VZV DNA was not measured in this study. COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. Nagel MA, Choe A, Rempel A, Wyborny A, Stenmark K, Gilden D. Ferry G, Lonchampt M, Pennel L, de Nanteuil G, Canet E, Tucker GC. Eur J Neurol. HHS In 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of subcutaneous tocilizumab, an interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor alpha inhibitor, for the treatment of GCA. 2017 Jul 15;308:112-117. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2017.03.014. Arteries from early VZV vasculopathy contained abundant neutrophils in the adventitia, which were absent in late VZV vasculopathy. VZV reactivation results in zoster (shingles) which is frequently complicated by chronic pain (postherpetic neuralgia). VZV can also reactivate from trigeminal and autonomic ganglia of the head and neck and travel transaxonally to cerebral arteries where nerves terminate in the adventitia. 2019 May;94(5):742-744. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2019.03.020. Varicella-Zoster Virus Vasculopathy: The Growing Association Between Herpes Zoster and Strokes. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a highly neurotropic human herpesvirus. Ciccone S, Faggioli R, Calzolari F, Sartori S, Calderone M, Borgna-Pignatti C. Liberman AL, Nagel MA, Hurley MC, Caprio FZ, Bernstein RA, Gilden D. Siddiqi SA, Nishat S, Kanwar D, Ali F, Azeemuddin M, Wasay M. Wilck MB, Zuckerman RA; AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice. 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