Fatal varicella in an adult

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-120
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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