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Free Content Pilot study of antibodies against varicella zoster virus and human immunodeficiency virus in relation to the risk of developing stroke, nested within a rural cohort in Uganda

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The risk of stroke rises after episodes of herpes zoster and chickenpox, which are caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV). We conducted a pilot case–control study of stroke, nested within a long‐standing cohort in Uganda (the General Population Cohort), to examine antibodies against VZV prior to diagnosis.
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Keywords: Cohorte; Ictus; Ouganda; Prospectivo; Uganda; VIH; Virus de Varicela Zoster; cohort; cohorte; human immunodeficiency virus; maladies; prospective; stroke; varicella zoster virus; virus varicelle‐zona

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 2015

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