Varicella-zoster virus in children immunized with the varicella vaccine

Gregory Chesnut*, Damon McClain, Kenneth Galeckas

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present the case of a 4-year-old immu-nocompetent girl with varicella-zoster virus (VZV) that occurred 45 months after a single dose of the varicella vaccine. Varicella-zoster virus is rare in children, particularly those who have received the varicella vaccine. Our case illustrates the need for a continued high index of suspicion, even among vaccinated children with herpetiform rashes, for varicella reactivation or reinfection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-116
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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