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C3-C4 shingles post haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation
  1. Siobhan Connor1,
  2. Mairead O'Brien1,
  3. Alan Irvine2,3,
  4. Aengus O'Marcaigh1,3,
  5. Owen Smith1,3
  1. 1Department of Haematolgy, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  3. 3Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Professor Owen Smith, Department of Haematolgy, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland; owen.smith{at}

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A 12-year-old boy, 3 months following matched unrelated haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) for relapsed acute myeloid leukaemia with inv(16)(p13.1q22) developed a rapidly spreading, severely pruritic right sided C3-C4 shingles. Despite early intravenous aciclovir (10 mg/kg, three times a day), he developed full C3-C4 dermatome skin erosion to the dermis with secondary hair loss extending to …

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