Trend in the Numbers of Hospitalized Patients with Varicella, Herpes Zoster, and Ischemic Stroke in Japanese Individuals <20 Years of Age before and after Implementation of Universal Varicella Vaccination

Soichiro Ishimaru, Nobuaki Michihata, Yoshiki Kawamura, Kazuaki Uda, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga, Tetsushi Yoshikawa

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Abstract

Several studies have shown an association between varicella-zoster virus infection and ischemic stroke. We analyzed the trends in the numbers of patients with varicella, herpes zoster and ischemic stroke before and after the universal vaccination program using a Japanese database of hospitalized patients. The number of patients with varicella decreased but those of herpes zoster and ischemic stroke did not change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-628
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume42
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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