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June 27, 1931

REAPPEARANCE OF CHICKENPOX LESIONS FOLLOWING ADMINISTRATION OF DIPHTHERIA TOXIN-ANTITOXIN

JAMA. 1931;96(26):2196. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.27220520003008a
Abstract

R. R., a boy, aged 5 years, was admitted to the Protestant Orphan Asylum, Jan. 19, 1931, with the typical red scars of a recent chickenpox. About Dec. 25, 1930, he broke out with a rash which was diagnosed chickenpox by a local health officer, who placarded the house.

January 20, he received the first immunizing dose of diphtheria toxin-antitoxin in the gluteal region. January 27, he received the second injection in the same area. January 28, he developed typical lesions of chickenpox over the lower part of the back, both hips, and the posterior surface of both thighs.

February 3, he received the third injection. No more chickenpox lesions developed following this injection.

February 9, all the crusts had desquamated and only the discoloration of the lesions remained.

COMMENT  The reappearance of the reaction at the site of the previous Dick test coincident with the appearance of measles rash

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