Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2008;51(12):1368-1371.
Published online December 15, 2008.
A case of herpes zoster in a 4-month-old infant
Ji Hyun Kim, Jung Ju Lee, Sin Weon Yun, Soo Ahn Chae, In Seok Lim, Dong Keun Lee, Eung Sang Choi, Byoung Hoon Yoo
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
4개월 영아에서 발생한 대상포진 1예
김지현, 이정주, 윤신원, 채수안, 임인석, 이동근, 최응상, 유병훈
중앙대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
In Seok Lim, Email: inseok@cau.ac.kr
Abstract
Herpes zoster in infancy is very rare but can be developed following intrauterine or postnatal exposure to varicella zoster virus. We report a case of herpes zoster in a 4-month-old male infant. He had no prior history of primary varicella or varicella vaccination. His mother had no history of varicella infection and no contact history with varicella during pregnancy. He had a history of exposure to his father with herpes zoster 3 months ago, and to his cousin with convalescent chickenpox 2 months ago. Multinucleated, giant cells were shown on a Tzanck smear. He was treated with acyclovir and first generation cephalosporin for herpes zoster with Staphylococcal skin infection, with complete resolution without sequelae.
Key Words: Herpes zoster, Infant


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