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J Dermatolog Treat. 2008;19(4):255-6. doi: 10.1080/09546630801955168.

Perineal muco-cutaneous herpes zoster treated with brivudin.

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Centro Dermatologia Epidermis, Faculty of Medicine University of Porto, Portugal.

Abstract

Herpes zoster results from the reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV) from the dorsal root ganglion of sensory nerves. It is rarely described in the pediatric population. We report the case of an 8-year-old immunocompetent boy with a painful lumbosacral herpes zoster that was treated with brivudin and achieved rapid and sustained improvement in the absence of muco-cutaneous or pharmacological side effects.

PMID:
18608718
DOI:
10.1080/09546630801955168
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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