Herpes zoster (HZ) is caused by the varicellazoster virus (VZV) and is considered to be a reactivation of latent infection. The first clinical manifestation of VZV infection during infancy typically presents as chickenpox; however, HZ canbe observed in infants and children without a history of symptomatic varicella. We report the case of a 4-year-old immunocompetent boy who developed HZ after intrauterine exposure to VZV.

Herpes zoster in an immunocompetent boy following intrauterine exposure to varicella-zoster virus / V. Fabiano, D. Dilillo, S. Mauri, T. Vivaldo, A. Gazzarri, G.V. Zuccotti. - In: CUTIS. - ISSN 0011-4162. - 91:3(2013 Mar), pp. 127-128,140.

Herpes zoster in an immunocompetent boy following intrauterine exposure to varicella-zoster virus

V. Fabiano
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S. Mauri;T. Vivaldo;A. Gazzarri
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G.V. Zuccotti
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2013

Abstract

Herpes zoster (HZ) is caused by the varicellazoster virus (VZV) and is considered to be a reactivation of latent infection. The first clinical manifestation of VZV infection during infancy typically presents as chickenpox; however, HZ canbe observed in infants and children without a history of symptomatic varicella. We report the case of a 4-year-old immunocompetent boy who developed HZ after intrauterine exposure to VZV.
infectious disease transmission, vertical; child, preschool; female; herpes zoster; herpesvirus 3, human; humans; immunocompetence; male; maternal exposure; pregnancy; pregnancy complications, infectious
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