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KINDELAN MERCERON, Farah María  and  PEREZ LEON, Jorge Luis. Herpes zoster in a child. MEDISAN [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.7, pp.901-905. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case report of a 9 years boy is presented. He attended the health center of Santa Lucía, in Itamarandiba, Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, due to initially painful and pruriginous lesions in the abdomen that irradiated unilaterally to the back. In the dermatologic examination multiple vesicles grouped in a bunch of grapes form on an erythematosus base were observed, located in the left side of the abdomen and diffused to the lumbar region, reason why an herpes zoster was diagnosed. The appropriate treatment was indicated and either the lesions or the associated symptoms disappeared

Keywords : child; lesion; herpes zoster; Brazil.

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