5 year old girl gets Herpes (Zoster) after Chickpox vaccine (Varicella-zoster)

Herpes-Zoster-Cure-300x225Hautarzt. 2013 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print] [Herpes zoster after varicella-zoster vaccination.]
[Article in German]
Fahlbusch M, Wesselmann U, Lehmann P.
HELIOS Klinikum Wuppertal, Heusnerstr. 40, 42283, Wuppertal, Deutschland, marion.fahlbusch@helios-kliniken.de.
A five-year-old girl, vaccinated against varicella-zoster virus (VZV) presented with clinical symptoms of herpes zoster in the 6th cervical dermatome. A VZV direct immune-fluorescence assay was negative three times but additional genotypical analysis showed a VZV strain genotype 2 (Oka vaccine strain). Therefore the diagnosis of a breakthrough varicella disease with the vaccine strain was established. An immunodeficiency was ruled out and the patient responded well to the initiated therapy. This case demonstrates that a negative VZV direct immunofluorescence assay does not exclude an infection with the vaccine strain.

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3 thoughts on “5 year old girl gets Herpes (Zoster) after Chickpox vaccine (Varicella-zoster)

  1. Frank

    Poor children being forced to a shot to protect them and they are really getting hurt. How very very sad.

  2. Lee

    I have often wondered if the massive herpes epidemic is causes by chickenpox vaccines. Interesting that only expensive prescription drugs actually curtail outbreaks. Anyone have info on this?

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