Hautarzt. 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, email@example.com.
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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Poor children being forced to a shot to protect them and they are really getting hurt. How very very sad.
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?
HERPES ZOSTER IS SHINGLES.