Chickenpox (varicella) is generally considered a childhood disease. Although adults account for only 1.5 percent of patients affected, they account for 27.6 percent of total deaths. We report on a 25-year-old white man who died of varicella. We hope that this report will alert the physician to the serious nature of primary varicella infection in adults.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
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