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Pediatric Herpes Zoster

  • Author(s): Quesada, Daniel
  • Morsky, Larissa
  • Aguìñiga-Navarrete, Phillip
  • Garrett, Madison B.
  • et al.

A 10-year-old male vaccinated against varicella had developed left-sided rashes on his thoracic region in single dermatomal distribution, which is consistent with herpes zoster. Although herpes zoster is uncommon in children, especially with the current vaccination regimen, this case report serves as a reminder to consider it in one’s differential diagnoses, even in the immunocompetent, fully immunized pediatric patient. This is a case report of a previously healthy, fully vaccinated child who developed herpes zoster.

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