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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Aug;30(8):719-21. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182137e35.

Laboratory characteristics of suspected herpes zoster in vaccinated children.

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Northwest Permanente, Portland, OR, USA. Colleen.Chun@kp.org

Abstract

Varicella vaccination of children has decreased varicella disease incidence, but introduced the occurrence of herpes zoster (HZ) from vaccine-type virus. We identified 14 vaccinated children with suspected HZ and confirmed varicella virus by polymerase chain reaction in 6 cases. Two cases were due to vaccine-type virus. Serum varicella IgM and IgG were not useful for diagnosis of HZ among vaccinated children.

PMID:
21346684
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e3182137e35
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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