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Photoclinic: Vaccine-Induced Herpes Zoster

August 01, 2005

In the Photoclinic item titled "Vaccine-Induced Herpes Zoster," by Julie L. Cantatore-Francis, MD, and Yelva Lynfield, MD (Consultant For Pediatricians, June 2005, pages 290 and 291), the dosage of acyclovir was incorrectly printed as 80 mg/d divided into 4 doses. The correct dosage is 80 mg/kg/d divided into 4 doses. We apologize for the error.

Vaccine-Induced Herpes Zoster

June 01, 2005

An otherwise healthy 22-month-old was referred for evaluation of a pruritic rash on her buttocks and right leg of 5 days' duration. Her mother reported that the rash had begun as red bumps and blisters on the buttocks that subsequently spread to the right leg.

Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome in a 2-Year-Old Girl

June 01, 2003

A toddler was brought to the emergency department with a 3-day history of a rash on her neck and irritability and fever (temperature, 38.3°C [101°F]) of 1 day's duration. The child's mother noticed a red, purulent bump on the girl's hand 2 days before the rash developed.