Ronaldo Luis Thomasini

Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri

Ronaldo Luis Thomasini is a Professor of Microbiology, Parasitology, Pathology, and Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine of Diamantina-Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys - UFVJM, Brazil. He is a Coordinator of The Center for Studies of Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases and a Professor in the Multi-Centric Post-Graduation Program in Physiological Sciences (PMPGCF-UFVJM), and Post-Graduation Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPGCiFarm-UFVJM). He is a graduate (Licenciate and Bachelor) in Biological Sciences by Herminio Ometto University Center (2002), Master degree in Pharmacology by State University of Campinas - UNICAMP (2007), and PhD in Clinical Medicine by the same university (2011). He has a post-doctoral fellow in Biochemistry and Immunology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais-UFMG and develops studies in clinical pathology, microbiology, virology, immunology and biochemistry, techniques on molecular biology applied to the diagnosis of infectious disease and host-parasite interactions.

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The relationship between herpesviruses and humans probably dates from thousands of years ago. In the last few decades, many aspects of herpesvirus infections have been understood, such as infections with a range of manifestations (severe, mild, or subclinical). Herpesvirus can remain latent during a lifetime and sometimes their reactivation can cause different clinical features in the patient. Several conditions have been related to herpesvirus reactivation such as complications in transplant organ recipients and immune regulatory modification in the elderly. Aspects of human herpesvirus simples, varicella-zoster virus, and cytomegalovirus are presented and discussed in this book.

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