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March 21, 1925


JAMA. 1925;84(12):909-910. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660380045021

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Herpes Zoster in Relation to Chickenpox  The relations of zona, or herpes zoster, to chickenpox were the subject of several communications and an interesting discussion at one of the recent meetings of the Société médicale des hôpitaux of Paris. Some new facts were brought out which throw light on the question. The relations that connect chickenpox with certain cases of zona, pointed out in 1892 by von Bokay and again discussed by him in 1919, have been the subject of many communications in France since Netter, in 1920, brought the facts to the attention of the academy, and the frequency of the cases reported has had the effect of strengthening the view of the authors who hold that the diseases are identical.Aviragnet, Hubert and Dayras reported two interesting observations: In the first case a patient was affected with a very intense type of chickenpox, and on the second day

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