Recurrent Herpes Zoster in Early Childhood

Poorna Ganga Devi, N and Natajara Rathinam, S and Ramachandran, Ranjani and Swaminathan, Soumya (2007) Recurrent Herpes Zoster in Early Childhood. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 74 (8). pp. 774-776. ISSN Print: 0019-5456; Online: 0973-7693

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Herpes Zoster is produced by reactivation of latent Varicella Zoster Virus from the dorsal root ganglion of sensory nerves. It is common in older individuals and rarely described in the pediatric age group. We report a case of recurrent herpes zoster in a 3-year-old HIV positive child involving T 4 dermatome on the first occasion and subsequently involving T 10 dermatome. The child responded well to oral acyclovir.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Herpes Zoster; Recurrent; HIV
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 07:14
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 04:36

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