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How many times might a child born with a lowered immune system catch chickenpox?
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In brief: Just once...
...But recurrences of zoster (unrelated to new exposure) may be more frequent in such children.

In brief: Just once...
...But recurrences of zoster (unrelated to new exposure) may be more frequent in such children.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Not sure
What type of "lowered immune system" are you referring to? Once infected with the varicella-zoster virus it stays with you for life.
It reappears after the initial infection of chickenpox, as shingles. They are two different illnesses caused by the same virus. There are rare cases in which because of profound immune deficiency, one can get disseminated vz infections, which looks like chickp, .

In brief: Not sure
What type of "lowered immune system" are you referring to? Once infected with the varicella-zoster virus it stays with you for life.
It reappears after the initial infection of chickenpox, as shingles. They are two different illnesses caused by the same virus. There are rare cases in which because of profound immune deficiency, one can get disseminated vz infections, which looks like chickp, .
Dr. Martin Raff
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