A modification of the epidermal scarification model of herpes simplex virus infection to achieve a reproducible and uniform progression of disease.

Title

A modification of the epidermal scarification model of herpes simplex virus infection to achieve a reproducible and uniform progression of disease.

Creator

Goel Neena; Docherty John J; Fu Ming Ming; Zimmerman Daniel H; Rosenthal Kenneth S

Publisher

Journal of virological methods

Date

2002
2002-12

Description

A slight modification in the method used to remove the top keratinized layer of skin in the epidermal scarification model of HSV infection results in an easier, less painful, more uniform and reproducible means of infection. The back of mice was depilated and the top skin layer was removed either by scratching with the side of a 26 gauge needle, or by abrading with sand paper or a hand held motorized pedicure/manicure instrument. The virus was then applied on the scarified or abraded skin and the mice were observed for lesion development from day 3 to 10 post-infection. A uniform pattern of lesion development in terms of onset of lesions by day 3, progression to zosteriform by day 5 occurred for mice whose skin was abraded whereas variability in the time course, progression of symptoms and greater trauma occurred for mice whose skin was scratched with needle.

Subject

*Herpesvirus 1; Animal; Animals; Disease Models; Disease Progression; Female; Herpes Simplex/pathology/physiopathology/*transmission; Human; Humans; Inbred BALB C; Mice; Reproducibility of Results; Skin/virology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

153–158

Issue

2

Volume

106

Citation

Goel Neena; Docherty John J; Fu Ming Ming; Zimmerman Daniel H; Rosenthal Kenneth S, “A modification of the epidermal scarification model of herpes simplex virus infection to achieve a reproducible and uniform progression of disease.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 23, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3885.

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