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May 19, 1917


JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(20):1476. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270050178013

The end-result in this case was serious, for so common and mild a disease as varicella, and I have been able to find only one report of a similar condition.

March 10, 1916, I was called to see a girl, aged 5 years, who had been confined to the house for four days with a rather mild case of varicella. The child was well nourished, and the hygienic surroundings were all that could be desired. The mother related that on the second day of the eruption the child became unable to open the right eye, and tears from this eye constantly flowed over the cheek.

The child had a few scattered crusts over the face and chest, no abnormal temperature, and felt well excepting for the eye, which was kept closed. The upper lid was slightly swollen and the tarsal and bulbar conjunctivae faintly reddened with a ciliary congestion at

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