Varicella immunity: persistent serologic non-response to immunization.

  title={Varicella immunity: persistent serologic non-response to immunization.},
  author={Rohit K. Katial and Silvia Ratto-Kim and K V Sitz and Risa S Moriarity and Renata J. M. Engler},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  volume={82 5},
OBJECTIVE Varicella-zoster (VZV) infection is an occupational hazard for health care workers. The "gold standard" for assessing protection is a positive antibody titer. We present a case of persistent serologic non-responsiveness following VZV immunization and discuss a management strategy. METHODS A 29-year-old woman, immunocompetent pediatric resident was repeatedly removed from her clinical duties because of a negative history of chicken pox and the absence of a VZV antibody titer. She… CONTINUE READING