Infantile herpes zoster is rare and usually follows maternal varicella (chickenpox) infection during pregnancy. Vaccines are available against both diseases warranting an assessment of the pre-vaccination burden of disease. This virus spreads all over the body part but it mostly effects on the face around the eye or inside. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef. Varicella zoster virus DNA in mononuclear cells was studied by the polymerase chain reaction to obtain virological evidence of reactivation in the children who had contracted chickenpox in infancy. Incidence and use of resources for chickenpox and herpes zoster in Latin America and the Caribbean–a systematic review and meta-analysis. Infect Immun 32: 24–27.

Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (297K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (262K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. 1983 Jan 1; 286(6358): 60. Herpes zoster, commonly called shingles, is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. The patient was a 9 year-old girl, apparently normal, without a history of chickenpox in the past. Two brothers aged 3 and 5 years presented with fever of 3 days duration and skin eruptions of 2 days duration. It is extremely contagious and is frequent in children.


Varicella-zoster virus (VZV), in both wild-type and live attenuated forms, is notable for its ability to produce latent infection of sensory neurons from which it can later reactivate to cause herpes zoster (HZ). Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (15M), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. I had chicken pox at 6 & vaccination at 12. It is caused by the same virus that gives people chickenpox. The herpes zoster patient as a source of infection with chickenpox]. Since the introduction of the varicella immunization program in the US in 1995, varicella morbidity has decreased substantially. Hospital employees may be exposed to the varicella virus through contact with patients having either varicella or herpes zoster.

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