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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2015, Article ID 121549, 3 pages
Case Report

Bilateral Symmetrical Herpes Zoster in an Immunocompetent 15-Year-Old Adolescent Boy

1The Alberta Children’s Hospital, The University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada T2M 0H5
2Toronto Dermatology Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada M3H 5Y8

Received 11 December 2014; Revised 11 January 2015; Accepted 12 January 2015

Academic Editor: Andrea E. Scaramuzza

Copyright © 2015 Alexander K. C. Leung and Benjamin Barankin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Herpes zoster is uncommon in immunocompetent children. The bilateral symmetrical occurrence of herpes zoster lesions is extremely rare. We report a 15-year-old immunocompetent Chinese adolescent boy who developed bilateral symmetrical herpes zoster lesions. To our knowledge, the occurrence of bilateral symmetrical herpes zoster lesions in an immunocompetent individual has not been reported in the pediatric literature.