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Cutis. 2017 Mar;99(3):207-211.

Herpes zoster following varicella vaccination in children.

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Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

Abstract

Herpes zoster (HZ), or shingles, is commonly seen in older adults but does occur in children. Routine administration of the varicella vaccine started in 1995 in the United States; since then, the incidence of varicella and HZ has declined. We report a case of HZ in an otherwise healthy 19-month-old boy who had been vaccinated at 13 months of age and recovered fully after acyclovir treatment. We review previously reported cases of HZ in healthy vaccinated children.

PMID:
28398421
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