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#1 of 6 Old 10-30-2007, 05:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ds (6 years old) came down with a rash on his trunk night before last that has spread a bit since then. On either side of his abdomen, it's blotchy red patches, only slightly raised. Same on one shoulder and base of his spine. On his back, he has 4 or 5 of the typical "dewdrop" lesions.

Took him to the ped today, who said atypical CP. The thing is, I'd not heard of unvaccinated children getting atypical CP - only those who had been vaccinated. I suppose he could have gotten it from a vaccinated child who was shedding the virus? Anyone have any experience with this? (For the record, I love his ped. She just shrugged her shoulders and said, "Whatever. He has a great immune system. He'll be fine. )

Also, what's the general wisdom on how long I should keep him from school? I know it's typically contagious until the patches have crusted over, right? It's just bizarre. He's not even running a fever (and he's a fever-running kid on the rare occasion that he gets sick).
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Wonder why he called that atypical, it's a quite common form of CP, just very mild.

I would say something without any rash would be atypical, and this also happens.

A lot of kids who are immune to CP have neved had any symptoms at all.
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She called it "atypical" because it isn't presenting the same as typical wild CP. That's the term generally used for the virus that is contracted as a result of vaccination (either of self or of another).
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Bumping in hopes someone can respond.
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My guess is the "atypical" refers to the lack of fever, malaise, itching, perhaps?

Congratulations! Ideal age to contract them! I hope we get a mild case sooner than later.




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I know. I'm actually very thrilled and relieved that he's gotten them now.

His immune system does rock. He seldom gets sick and, when he does, it's just amazing to see how efficiently his body deals with it.
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