Varicella vaccine has been reported to viral meningitis in an immunocompetent child. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Herpes zoster and meningitis resulting from reactivation of varicella vaccine virus in an immunocompetent child.
Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Jun;53(6):792-5. Epub 2008 Nov 22. PMID: 19028409
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Herpes zoster complicated by meningitis has been mainly reported in immunocompromised patients after reactivation of wild-type varicella-zoster virus. We present one of the first cases of aseptic meningitis after herpes zoster caused by reactivation of vaccine-type varicella-zoster virus in an immunocompetent child. We also highlight the increasing role of both wild-type and vaccine strains of varicella-zoster virus as a cause of viral meningoencephalitis and the use of appropriate laboratory tools to rapidly and accurately identify the virus in order to provide prompt patient care and management.