Chronic Varicella‐Zoster Skin Infection Complicating the Congenital Varicella Syndrome

@article{Boussault2007ChronicVS,
  title={Chronic Varicella‐Zoster Skin Infection Complicating the Congenital Varicella Syndrome},
  author={P Boussault and Franck Boralevi and Laurence Labb{\'e} and Jean Sarlangue and Alain Ta{\"i}eb and Christine L{\'e}aut{\'e}-Labr{\`e}ze},
  journal={Pediatric Dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={24}
}
Abstract:  Congenital varicella is a rare syndrome arising when a pregnant woman develops varicella before the 24th week of pregnancy. We report an occurrence of congenital varicella syndrome complicated by a chronic varicella zoster virus skin infection in an immunocompetent infant. The chronic verrucous skin infection is puzzling in our patient, as this disease is usually described in immunosuppressed patients. 
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