Persistence of protective immunity after postexposure prophylaxis of varicella with oral aciclovir in the family setting.

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The persistence of protective immunity after postexposure prophylaxis against varicella using oral aciclovir was evaluated in the family setting. Sixty one of 78 recipients of oral aciclovir were assessed by questionnaire, and 13 of 61 were evaluated for serum antibody to varicella zoster virus (VZV) using the fluorescent antibody to membrane antigen method… (More)

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