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Herpes zoster acquired in utero
  1. Rashmi Mehta,
  2. 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}

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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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  • Contributors While RM drafted the article based on the reference provided, DF had originally seen the child during acute admission, taken the consent, revised the drafted article and finally approved the version to be published.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.