To the Editor.—The article by Dr Wallace
and colleagues1 concludes that "[a] history
of previous varicella infection in adults with varicella may not be reliable."
Based on my previous work with medical students2
and 2 previously published large surveys of armed forces recruits,3,4 it is hard to accept this conclusion
on the basis of the limited data presented.
Murray DL. Varicella Infection in Adults Reporting Prior Varicella. JAMA. 1998;279(12):911-912. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-12-jbk0325