Herpes Zoster in a 2-Year-Old Child After a Single Dose of Varicella Vaccine

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Hope Barone
Mary Veremis
Stuart Gildenberg

Keywords

Herpes Zoster, Childhood herpes zoster, Vaccine strain herpes zoster, Oka herpes zoster vaccine

Abstract

In this report, we describe a rare case of an immunocompetent 2-year-old child who developed herpes zoster (HZ) in the same dermatomal distribution as the vaccination site received several months prior. Although most cases of HZ caused by the vaccine-strain virus follow a mild disease course, affected patients are contagious to household members and may nevertheless develop severe complications such as herpes ophthalmicus and meningoencephalitis. Consideration of this entity and associated complications is critical for dermatologists when evaluating similar appearing eruptions.

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