March 2020. Volume 16. Number 1

Varicella vaccination leads to a decline in the pediatric herpes zoster incidence, except for children under two years of age

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Weinmann S, Naleway AL, Koppolu P, Baxter R, Belongia EA, et al. Incidence of Herpes Zóster Among Children: 2003-2014. Pediatrics. 2019;144. pii: e20182917.

Reviewers: Martínez Rubio M.V1, García Vera C2.
1Pediatra. CS Los Fresnos. Torrejón de Ardoz. Madrid. España.
2Pediatra. CS José Ramón Muñoz Fernández. Zaragoza. España.
Correspondence: M.ª Victoria Martínez Rubio. Email: victmrubio@gmail.com
Reception date: 09/01/2020
Acceptance date: 16/01/2020
Publication date: 29/01/2020

Abstract

Authors’ conclusions: this large population-based study confirms the beneficial effect of varicella vaccination in children and the decrease in the pediatric herpes zoster incidence, significantly more pronounced in the vaccinated child population, but also present among unvaccinated children.

Reviewers’ commentary: the results of this 12-year retrospective follow-up of a large pediatric population of children vaccinated or not against varicella, show that the pediatric herpes zoster incidence has decreased globally in both groups, but especially in the vaccinated population. Studies should be continued to confirm that this trend is maintained in adulthood.

How to cite this article

Martínez Rubio MV, García Vera C. Vacunar contra la varicela reduce la incidencia de herpes zóster pediátrico, excepto en menores de dos años. Evid Pediatr. 2020;16:6.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Weinmann S, Naleway AL, Koppolu P, Baxter R, Belongia EA, et al. Incidence of Herpes Zóster Among Children: 2003-2014. Pediatrics. 2019;144. pii: e20182917.

Reviewers: Martínez Rubio M.V1, García Vera C2.
1Pediatra. CS Los Fresnos. Torrejón de Ardoz. Madrid. España.
2Pediatra. CS José Ramón Muñoz Fernández. Zaragoza. España.
Correspondence: M.ª Victoria Martínez Rubio. Email: victmrubio@gmail.com
Reception date: 09/01/2020
Acceptance date: 16/01/2020
Publication date: 29/01/2020

How to cite this article

Martínez Rubio MV, García Vera C. Vacunar contra la varicela reduce la incidencia de herpes zóster pediátrico, excepto en menores de dos años. Evid Pediatr. 2020;16:6.

29/01/2020

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