Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
Vol. 18, No. s1, 2008, pp. 77-80
Bioline Code: pe08075
Full paper language: Farsi
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 18, No. s1, 2008, pp. 77-80
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Third Attacks of Chicken Pox in a Leukemic Child|
Ghadiri, Keyghobad; Akramipour, Reza; Afsharian, Mandana & Vaziri, Siavash
Chicken pox is caused by Varicella zoster. Infected persons usually acquire
permanent immunity and a reinfection is unusual.
We report on a leukemic girl aged 12 years and 4 months, who had two
chicken pox infections during 2 months. Leukemia was diagnosed 20 months ago. In her past
history she had a first chicken pox infection 2 years before leukemia was diagnosed.
Recurrence of chicken pox is possible especially in immune comprised individuals.
Our leukemic patent had 3 attacks of chicken pox.
Chicken pox; Leukemia; Varicella zoster; Reinfection
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