CID in corso di varicella: Descrizione di un caso in un bambino

Translated title of the contribution: Disseminated intravascular coagulation during chickenpox. Description of a case in a child

L. Tucciarone, A. Tomassini, A. Colasanti, T. Sabbi, M. Iacobini, M. El Hachem

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Abstract

The case of a healthy and immunocompetent five-year-old boy, who developped a disseminated intravascular coagulation during chickenpox is described. Disseminated intravascular coagulation manifestations were extremely severe and included macroscopic hematuria, necrotic purpura and cerebrovascular thrombosis. The outcome in this patient was a complete recovery. Nevertheless, the possibility of a seriously complicated course of chickenpox even in low-risk children subgroups suggests that the Varicella-Zoster virus infection should not be underestimated. More accurate information about the impact of chickenpox and its complications on the population is needed, in order to provide a contribution for the debate about the costs associated with this disease and the potential benefits of both the early antiviral therapy and the vaccinal prophylaxis.

Translated title of the contributionDisseminated intravascular coagulation during chickenpox. Description of a case in a child
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)581-586
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Pediatrica
Volume53
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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