Title

Recurrent Varicella in an Immunocompetent Woman

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection causes 2 distinct disease processes. Primary VZV infection results in varicella (chickenpox), a common generalized eruption, and subsequent reactivation of VZV classically results in herpes zoster (shingles), which presents as a unilateral, dermatomal eruption. Although a single VZV infection typically confers protection against its reactivation, recurrent varicella rarely is reported, particularly in immunocompetent patients. We present the case of a 52-year-old black woman with an intact immune system who demonstrated 3 VZV infections.

Publication Title

Cutis

Volume

97

Issue

1

First Page

65

Last Page

69

PubMed ID

26919358

Comments

This article was published in Cutis, Volume 97, Issue 1, Pages 65-69.

The published version is available at http://www.mdedge.com/cutis/article/105724/infectious-diseases/recurrent-varicella-immunocompetent-woman .

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