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European Journal of Dermatology


Genital herpes zoster in an immunocompetent child Volume 30, numéro 1, January-February 2020


1 Laboratory of Virology CHU Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble France and IBS, UMR 5075 CEA-CNRS-Université Grenoble-Alpes, France
2 Irkutsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia, Irkutsk, Russia
3 Dermatology Unit CHU Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble France

Herpes simplex viruses (HSV-1/2) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) are human neurotropic alpha herpesvirus causing similar cutaneous vesicular eruption. After primary infection, HSV remains latent in trigeminal or sacral ganglia and can reactivate causing orolabial or anogenital herpes lesions. After varicella infection (VZV primary infection), VZV remains latent within the ganglia throughout the entire neuraxis and can reactivate causing herpes-zoster infection. Herpes-zoster is common in elderly [...]