latent virus


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latent virus

[¦lāt·ənt ′vī·rəs]
(virology)
A virus that remains dormant within body cells but can be reactivated by conditions such as reduced host defenses, toxins, or irradiation, to cause disease.
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The findings are significant because several previous attempts to activate latent virus have had only limited success.
It proves the principle that a combination of drugs that activate latent virus together with antibodies can induce remission -- at least in a slightly artificial HIV-infected mouse model," stated by Professor Sharon Lewin, head of the infectious unit at The Alfred Hospital according to (http://theconversation.
10 In circumstances in which the host's cellular immune system fails to control EBV-induced B-cell proliferation, previously latent virus can then induce malignant transformation.
Zoster indicating that disease results from the reactivation of latent virus rather than new exposures to VZV.
Possible reasons for this age-related prevalence include incidence increases with exposure time, activation of latent virus increases with age, and possible previous exposure to transmission of MCPyV that is no longer in effect (11).
Its label warns that the immune suppression triggered by the drug can unleash a latent virus that causes a rare nervous disorder.
Cells may also harbor a latent virus infection that only under certain conditions could express itself, such as that seen in herpes virus infections.
The underlying cause, human papillomavirus (HPV), is "nearly universal," and destroying the lesion will not eradicate latent virus in the host, he said at a conference on vulvovaginal diseases sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine.
20,21] Despite the presence of latent virus within these neurons, little morphologic change and no inflammatory response has been noted during latency.