Journal Article

Varicella Reinfection in a Seropositive Physician Following Occupational Exposure to Localized Zoster

Jennifer A. Johnson, Karen C. Bloch and Bich N. Dang

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 52, issue 7, pages 907-909
Published in print April 2011 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2011 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir033
Varicella Reinfection in a Seropositive Physician Following Occupational Exposure to Localized Zoster

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A 32-year-old physician with a history of chickenpox at age 5 and seropositivity to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) at age 30 developed fever and vesicular rash 14 days after examining an immunocompetent patient with localized herpes zoster ophthalmicus. Vesicular viral culture grew VZV, and the physician was diagnosed with VZV reinfection.

Journal Article.  1283 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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