Fatal varicella due to the vaccine-strain varicella-zoster virus.

@article{Leung2014FatalVD,
  title={Fatal varicella due to the vaccine-strain varicella-zoster virus.},
  author={Jessica W. T. Leung and Subhadra Siegel and James F. X. Jones and Cynthia R. Schulte and Debra S Blog and Diethard Schmid and Stephanie R. Bialek and Mona Marin},
  journal={Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={146-9}
}
We describe a death in a 15-mo-old girl who developed a varicella-like rash 20 d after varicella vaccination that lasted for 2 mo despite acyclovir treatment. The rash was confirmed to be due to vaccine-strain varicella-zoster virus (VZV). This is the first case of fatal varicella due to vaccine-strain VZV reported from the United States. The patient… CONTINUE READING