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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Feb;32(2):183-5. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318273e43d.

Fatal wild-type varicella-zoster virus encephalitis without a rash in a vaccinated child.

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Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA. mamibraheem@yahoo.com

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  • Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Mar;32(3):277.

Abstract

Encephalitis associated with varicella-zoster virus, rare among children in the varicella vaccine era, has generally been associated with a rash. We report fatal wild-type varicella-zoster virus encephalitis without a rash in a child who had received 1 dose of varicella vaccine. Varicella-zoster virus encephalitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis for children presenting with acute neurologic symptoms, even vaccine recipients.

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22982982
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10.1097/INF.0b013e318273e43d
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