The medical records of 31 immunocompromised patients who experienced varicella infections from 1975 to 1982 were reviewed. Fifteen of these patients had visceral involvement. In these 15 patients, two clinical patterns of progression were noted: (1) Eleven patients with life-threatening involvement experienced hepatitis (n =11), pneumonitis (n =11), abdominal pain (n =11), encephalopathy (n=10), coagulopathy (n =10), inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (ADH) syndrome (n =10), back pain or myalgia (n = 5), and myocarditis (n =1). Seven of these patients survived, all without sequelae.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Diseases of Children|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health