Translated title of the contribution: Herpes zoster in pediatric age

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

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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.

Translated title of the contributionHerpes zoster in pediatric age
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalSpecializzati Oggi - Dermatologia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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