Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1997;40(8):1169-1172.
Published online August 15, 1997.
A Case of Herpes Zoster in Premature Infant
Kug Hwan Kim1, Young Il Ro1, Eun Seok Yang1, Kyung Rae Moon1, Sang Kee Park1, Byung Su Jung2
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Kwangju, Kore
2Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Kwangju, Kore
미숙아에서 발생한 대상포진 1례
김국환1, 노영일1, 양은석1, 문경래1, 박상기1, 정병수2
1조선대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2조선대학교 의과대학 피부과학교실
Abstract
Herpes zoster, an inflammatory human disease caused by varicella zoster virus, is characterized by papulovesicular lesions along the distribution of a sensory nerve. We experienced a herpes zoster in 23 day old premature infant. The papules were distributed on his skin corresponding to the dermatomes innervated by the left Th3-Th4. The diagnosis of herpes zoster was made with dermatomal distribution of typical skin lesions, pathologic findings of eosinophilic intranuclear body and multinucleated giant cells in skin lesion(biopsy specimen). Detection of VZV specific IgG and IgM in the sera of patient was carried out. He was successfully treated with topical and intravenous administration of acyclovir. We report this case with a review of related literatures.
Key Words: Herpes zoster, Premature infant


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