Varicella in Immunocompromised Children: Incidence of Abdominal Pain and Organ Involvement

Elaine R. Morgan*, Lisa A. Smalley

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-885
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume137
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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