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Pediatrics. 2001 Aug;108(2):E39.

Disseminated vaccine strain varicella as the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-defining illness in a previously undiagnosed child.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Abstract

The Food and Drug Administration licensed a live-virus varicella vaccine (Varivax; Merck & Co Inc, West Point, PA) in March 1995. Prelicensure adverse events were minimal; however, since licensure and increased vaccine use, rare previously undetected risks have arisen. Presented here is the clinical course of a previously undiagnosed, human immunodeficiency virus-infected boy who developed dissemination of the vaccine strain of varicella zoster after immunization. chickenpox, human immunodeficiency virus, pneumonia, encephalopathy, varicella vaccine, adverse events, dissemination.

PMID:
11483849
DOI:
10.1542/peds.108.2.e39
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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