Recurrent herpes zoster in early childhood.

Ganga Devi, N.P.; Rathinam, S.N.; Ramachandran, R.; Swaminathan, S.

Indian Journal of Pediatris; 2007; 74; 774-776.

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Herpes Zoster; Recurrent; HIV


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