1/1. reye syndrome associated with subclinical varicella zoster virus and influenza A infection.An association is reported between reye syndrome and varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in a 10-year-old boy who had serologic evidence of coinfection with VZV and influenza A H3N2, and exposure to salicylates. He developed VZV reinfection without skin lesions after family exposure and influenza A was community-acquired. Recent chickenpox contact should initiate VZV serologic studies in reye syndrome patients, regardless of the chickenpox history or evidence of infection with other viruses.
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keywords = coinfection
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