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Vol. 21 - Num. 81

Clinical Reviews

Herpes zoster after first dose of varicella vaccine in an immunocompetent patient

Ramona Martín Martína, Gabriela Quezada Carrióna

aServicio de Pediatría. ABS Marià Fortuny. Reus. Tarragona. España.

Correspondence: R Martín. E-mail: rmartin@grupsagessa.com

Reference of this article: Martín Martín R, Quezada Carrión G. Herpes zoster after first dose of varicella vaccine in an immunocompetent patient. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2019;21:53-6.

Published in Internet: 15-02-2019

Abstract

Chickenpox is a disease of universal distribution. Universal vaccination has decreased the incidence of varicella in recent years. Herpes zoster after vaccination is possible but its incidence is between 4 to 12 times lower than among the unvaccinated. In childhood, herpes zoster is usually mild, self-limiting, well tolerated and usually only requires symptomatic treatment. We present a case of herpes zoster in a child vaccinated five months earlier, with good evolution.

Keywords

Herpes zoster Varicella vaccine

 

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