Short communication: Haematological complications in otherwise healthy children hospitalized for varicella

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Abstract

Although varicella is commonly regarded as a mild childhood disease, complications may occur and frequently require hospitalization. The aim of this study was to establish the type and frequency of varicella complications among hospitalized paediatric patients over a 4.5-year period. This analysis included the medical charts of 306 patients admitted to the Infectious Disease Unit, Children Hospital Bambino Gesù, Roma, Italy from2006to2010 for varicella disease.The most commoncomplications were haematological disorders (41.5%) followed by neurological ones (23.5%). Varicella vaccinationin childhood immunization program must be increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1533-1537
Number of pages5
JournalVaccine
Volume29
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 11 2011

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immunization
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Keywords

  • Children
  • Varicella
  • Varicella complication
  • Varicella vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • veterinary(all)
  • Molecular Medicine

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