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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
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

 en Third Attacks of Chicken Pox in a Leukemic Child
Ghadiri, Keyghobad; Akramipour, Reza; Afsharian, Mandana & Vaziri, Siavash

Abstract

Background: Chicken pox is caused by Varicella zoster. Infected persons usually acquire permanent immunity and a reinfection is unusual.
Case Presentation: 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.
Conclusion: Recurrence of chicken pox is possible especially in immune comprised individuals. Our leukemic patent had 3 attacks of chicken pox.

Keywords
Chicken pox; Leukemia; Varicella zoster; Reinfection

 
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