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October 1972

Varicella With Thrombocytopenia Causing Fatal Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis (Drs. Tobin and ten Bensel) and the Department of Pediatrics, Hennepin County General Hospital, Minneapolis.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(4):577-578. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110160115013

Varicella is a common and usually benign disease in children. A case report of varicella with thrombocytopenia causing fatal intracranial hemorrhage and a brief survey of more recent literature on bleeding complications of varicella infections are presented.