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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Sep;27(9):847-8. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318170af75.

Vaccine-strain varicella zoster virus causing recurrent herpes zoster in an immunocompetent 2-year-old.

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The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Abstract

Varivax III is a live attenuated vaccine against varicella zoster virus (VZV). We report a case of recurrent vaccine-strain herpes zoster in an immunocompetent 2-year-old child. Vaccine-strain VZV was identified through polymerase chain reaction. This report aims to alert physicians that recurrent vaccine-strain herpes zoster can be a rare complication of VZV vaccination in apparently immunocompetent hosts.

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18664930
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10.1097/INF.0b013e318170af75
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