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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 151

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in an healthy infant with intrauterine infection

1 Department of Dermatology, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, SDM College of Medical Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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R Megha
Department of Dermatology, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cdr.cdr_127_20

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Herpes zoster (HZ) or shingles is a viral infection with segmental eruption due to reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV) from the dorsal root ganglion. HZ is uncommon in immunocompetent children and early adult life. Incidence increases in individuals over the age of 50 years. However, zoster can occur in childhood following intrauterine infection or exposure to VZV at an early age. We report this case, as HZ is rare in infants, especially HZ ophthalmicus due to both intrauterine infection and exposure after birth.

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