Varicella skin complications in childhood

A case series and a systematic review of the literature

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Abstract

Even if varicella is generally considered a harmless disease in childhood, severe complications may occur. We examined varicella skin complications (VSCs) in hospitalized immunologically healthy children, over a nine-year period. We also systematically analyzed previous reports to calculate the rate of VSCs in the literature. VSCs occurred in 16.4% of children hospitalized for varicella. This figure is in accordance with the literature, as the range of VSCs was 2.6%–41.2%. Skin complications may represent determinants of hospitalization and of other indirect costs in young children.

Original languageEnglish
Article number688
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 6 2016

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Hospitalization
  • Skin complication
  • Varicella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science Applications

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