HERPES ZOSTER IN ETA PEDIATRICA

Translated title of the contribution: Herpes zoster in pediatric age

G. Lo Scocco, V. Di Lernia, D. Calista

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Abstract

Herpes zoster is considered rare in pediatric age. However some cases could be unrecognized because of a benign clinical course without symptoms. There is evidence that herpes zoster affects moreover children with a history of exposure to varicella-zoster virus in the first life's year. The Authors report 6 cases of herpes zoster observed in a group of children aged between 7 months and 13 years. Four out of them had varicella during the first life's year; a 7-month-old infant, who had not previously contracted varicella, presented a history of intrauterine exposure to varicella-zoster virus. In all cases, who were treated with oral or topical acyclovir, lesions underwent involution without sequelae.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalSpecializzati Oggi - Dermatologia
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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Lo Scocco, G., Di Lernia, V., & Calista, D. (1993). HERPES ZOSTER IN ETA PEDIATRICA. Specializzati Oggi - Dermatologia, 2(2), 15-17.