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Recurrent herpes zoster in early childhood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17785904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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 T4 dermatome on the first occasion and subsequently involving T10 dermatome. The child responded well to oral acyclovir.
Authors:
N Poorana Ganga Devi; S Nataraja Rathinam; Ranjani Ramachandran; Soumya Swaminathan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-05     Completed Date:  2007-09-28     Revised Date:  2009-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  774-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Tuberculosis Research Centre, Chennai, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Acyclovir / therapeutic use
Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use
Chickenpox / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Humans
Infant
Male
Recurrence
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 59277-89-3/Acyclovir

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