Shingles in a Healthy Child: A Case Report | 93012

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Shingles in a Healthy Child: A Case Report

Author(s): Haya Majed AlBaqami*, Manal Saeed AlAseeri, AbdulElah Ayed AlQahtani, Yara Saeed AlGhamdi, Turki Abdullah Alsulami and Ibrahim Hadi Tawhari


Shingles, an uncommon viral infection in the pediatric age group, is caused by reactivation of the latent varicella-zoster virus. We report a healthy 3-year-old child who developed shingles in the absence of a prior history of chickenpox. Through this report, we aim to highlight the fact that shingles can present at this age group and in the background of immunocompetence and the absence of previous contraction of chickenpox.

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