December 2016. Volume 12. Number 4

Varicella vaccine appears to reduce herpes zoster in pediatric vaccinated population

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Civen R, Marin M, Zhang J, Abraham A, Harpaz R, Mascola L, et al. Update on incidence of herpes zoster among children and adolescents after implementation of varicella vaccination, Antelope Valley, CA, 2000 to 2010. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016;35:1132-6.
Reviewers: Ochoa Sangrador C1, Andrés de Llano JM2.
1Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Virgen de la Concha. Zamora. España.
2Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital General del Río Carrión. Palencia. España.
Correspondence: Carlos Ochoa Sangrador. Email: cochoas2@gmail.com
Reception date: 07/12/2016
Acceptance date: 09/12/2016
Publication date: 14/12/2016

Abstract

Authors´ conclusions: widespread use of varicella vaccine could reduce herpes zoster incidence among vaccinated populations. Ongoing monitoring of herpes zoster incidence is needed to detect and understand changes in herpes zoster epidemiology in the varicella vaccine era.

Reviewers´ commentary: a vaccination program against chickenpox in early childhood is associated with a reduction in the incidence of herpes zoster in the first ten years of life. The initial increase observed in children older than ten years and adolescents, partially vaccinated, tends to be reversed and could be the consequence of a delay in the appearance of the disease rather than a real increase.

How to cite this article

Ochoa Sangrador C, Andrés de Llano JM. La vacuna de la varicela parece reducir el herpes zóster en la población vacunada. Evid Pediatr. 2016;12:65.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Civen R, Marin M, Zhang J, Abraham A, Harpaz R, Mascola L, et al. Update on incidence of herpes zoster among children and adolescents after implementation of varicella vaccination, Antelope Valley, CA, 2000 to 2010. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016;35:1132-6.
Reviewers: Ochoa Sangrador C1, Andrés de Llano JM2.
1Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Virgen de la Concha. Zamora. España.
2Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital General del Río Carrión. Palencia. España.
Correspondence: Carlos Ochoa Sangrador. Email: cochoas2@gmail.com
Reception date: 07/12/2016
Acceptance date: 09/12/2016
Publication date: 14/12/2016

How to cite this article

Ochoa Sangrador C, Andrés de Llano JM. La vacuna de la varicela parece reducir el herpes zóster en la población vacunada. Evid Pediatr. 2016;12:65.

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