Fatal wild-type varicella-zoster virus encephalitis without a rash in a vaccinated child

Mam Ibraheem, Mona Marin, Jessica Leung, Clare H. Bryce, D. Scott Schmid, Sherif R. Zaki, Clifton Drew, Lindy Liu, Chad Smelser

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Abstract

Encephalitis associated with varicella-zoster virus, rare among children in the varicella vaccine era, has generally been associated with a rash. We report fatal wild-type varicella-zoster virus encephalitis without a rash in a child who had received 1 dose of varicella vaccine. Varicella-zoster virus encephalitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis for children presenting with acute neurologic symptoms, even vaccine recipients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

Keywords

  • chickenpox vaccine
  • encephalitis
  • fatal outcome
  • varicella aoster
  • zoster sine herpete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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