Varicella-Zoster Virus in Children Immunized With the Varicella Vaccine

ArticleinCutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner 90(3):114-6 · September 2012with2 Reads
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    Abstract

    We present the case of a 4-year-old immunocompetent 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.