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May 14, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(20):1755-1756. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730460059025

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Herpes Zoster and Chickenpox  The question of the possible identity of herpes zoster and chickenpox, as raised by Mr. Netter, was the subject of a recent discussion before the Société des médecins des hôpitaux de Paris. Mr. Armand Delille and Madame Trocmé reported an observation that has a bearing on the question. At the Hôpital Herold, these authors observed, October 12, in a tuberculous young girl undergoing pneumothorax treatment, who had been in the department since June, a thoracic herpes zoster of the eighth and ninth right dorsal roots. Exactly fifteen days later, October 27, two children, one in the neighboring cubicle, the other in the cubicle opposite, came down with a typical chickenpox. A third case of chickenpox developed the day following. This outbreak gave rise to a fourth case, fifteen days later. There had been no case of chickenpox in the department for more than a month. It

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