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Herpes zoster at school-age: a case presentation and discussion of the unique aspects within the pediatric population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8771986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper is a case presentation and discussion of a 12-year-old boy previously in excellent health who presents with dematomal herpes zoster. Although not unheard of, the occurrence of herpes zoster in the pediatric population is infrequent. This case provides the opportunity to address many of the aspects of herpes zoster that are unique to the pediatric population including epidemiology, pathophysiology, management and course, and the potential impact of the live attenuated varicella vaccine, recently approved for the prevention of the primary varicella infection, chickenpox.
Authors:
M L Piette
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hawaii medical journal     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0017-8594     ISO Abbreviation:  Hawaii Med J     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-16     Completed Date:  1996-10-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984209R     Medline TA:  Hawaii Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acyclovir / administration & dosage
Administration, Oral
Adolescent
Antiviral Agents / administration & dosage
Diagnosis, Differential
Herpes Zoster / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Humans
Male
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 59277-89-3/Acyclovir

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