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Did you know that the varicella-zoster virus can reactivate after the shingles vaccine?

Did you know that the varicella-zoster virus can reactivate after the shingles vaccine?

In one case reported by the New York Medical College Department of Ophthalmology, "a 63-year-old man in good health ... presented with a change in vision in his left eye after blunt trauma," resulting in corneal abrasion. "During the follow-up, a detailed medical history revealed progressive deterioration of vision in the last few weeks. Three months before the presentation, she had received the herpes zoster vaccine (Zostavax); 1 month before the presentation, she had reported a episode of chickenpox rash on face ".

In conclusion, "Reactivation of varicella-zoster virus after herpes zoster vaccination may predispose both immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals to ophthalmic herpes zoster, resulting in acute retinal necrosis".


DOI: 10.1097 / ICB.0000000000000729

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