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Recurrent herpes zoster in a child with sle
R R Mittal
Department of Dermatovenereology, Govt Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala
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Jain C, Mittal R R, Chopra A K, S Walia R L. Recurrent herpes zoster in a child with sle. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:38-39
A 12-year-old girl had systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and type IV lupus nephritis since three-and-a-half years. She was treated with prednisolone and cyclophosphamide. She had first attack of herpes zoster (HZ) involving eighth and ninth thoracic segments on right side at the age of nine years. Second attack occurred on the same segments on same side at the age of twelve years. The second attack of herpes zoster was treated with oral acyclovir 400 mg five times a day for seven days plus analgesics and multi-vitamins. Most probably this is the first case of recurrent herpes zoster (RHZ) in a child in Indian literature.