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.