Clinically and pathologically confirmed primary varicella pneumonia and generalized varicella associated with asymptomatic congenital heart disease (coarctation of the aorta, patent ductus arteriosus, and mitral stenosis) occurred in a 4-year-old girl. The patient had not been treated with adrenal cortical hormones or immunosuppressive drugs.
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