Herpes Zoster During Pregnancy

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Herpes zoster has rarely been noted to occur during pregnancy. We report the case of a woman at 37 weeks' gestation who developed herpes zoster and 3 weeks later delivered a normal infant. A 6-month follow-up has revealed no sequelae in the child. Pertinent clinical aspects of herpes zoster and a review of the literature indicating a favorable prognosis for infants exposed in utero are presented.

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