Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2013-303959
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Herpes zoster acquired in utero

  1. Drusilla Ferdinand
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall, UK
  1. Correspondence to Rashmi Mehta, Department of Paediatrics Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall, UK; rasgharavi{at}
  • Accepted 5 April 2013
  • Published Online First 14 June 2013

A 6-month-old infant presented to our paediatric department with a low grade pyrexia and rash. There were vesicular lesions over the left chest and abdominal wall in the T6 dermatome distribution (figure 1). Investigations revealed a normal C reactive protein, with raised alanine transaminase of 362 units/l and white cell count of 19.1×109/l. On questioning, the mother revealed …

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