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October 9, 1972

Recurrent Pulmonary Infarction in Adult Chickenpox Pneumonia

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Infectious Diseases, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, Municipal Contagious Disease Hospital, and Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago. Dr. Glick is now with Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital.

JAMA. 1972;222(2):173-177. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03210020023005

The diagnosis of repeated pulmonary emboli was made for a 32-year-old man with chickenpox pneumonia. This case and previously reported cases emphasize that upon recognition, the treatment of pulmonary emboli occurring with chickenpox pneumonia may be the only specific therapy which can be offered to these often critically ill patients.