Breakthrough VZV infection after immunization, presenting as herpes zoster

Rogier P. Schade*, Judith Bakkers, Marlies Cornelissen, Linda Koster-Kamphuis, Willem J.G. Melchers, Jochem M.D. Galama

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An immunocompromized, VZV-vaccinated child had a breakthrough infection with VZV, acquired at a day-care centre during a chickenpox outbreak. Interestingly, the infection manifested as herpes zoster of 1 dermatome. Typing showed wild-type virus, which suggests that exogenous reinfection with a new strain may present as herpes zoster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-430
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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