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Cutis. 2016 Aug;98(2):94-5.

Herpes zoster in children.

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1
Arizona Desert Dermatology, Kingman, USA.
2
Aspen Dermatology, Spanish Fork, Utah, USA.
3
Springville Dermatology, Utah, USA.

Abstract

Herpes zoster (HZ) in immunocompetent children is quite uncommon. Initial exposure to the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) may be from a wild-type or vaccine-related strain. Either strain may cause a latent infection and subsequent eruption of HZ. We present a case of HZ in a 15-month-old boy after receiving the varicella vaccination at 12 months of age. A review of the literature regarding the incidence, clinical characteristics, and diagnosis of HZ in children also is provided.

PMID:
27622252
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