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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318170af75
Brief Reports

VACCINE-STRAIN VARICELLA ZOSTER VIRUS CAUSING RECURRENT HERPES ZOSTER IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT 2-YEAR-OLD

Ota, Kaede MD*; Kim, Vy MD*; Lavi, Sasson MD*; Ford-Jones, Elizabeth L. MD*; Tipples, Graham PhD†; Scolnik, Dennis MB, ChB*; Tellier, Raymond MD, MSc*

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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.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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