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July 25, 1966

Hematuria Complicating Varicella

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Ithaca, NY

JAMA. 1966;197(4):299-300. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110040109030

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To the Editor:—  Dr. A. D. Amar reported a case of hematuria due to varicella lesions of the bladder (196:450, 1966), stating that he was unable to find any reference to this complication in a fairly extensive review of the literature.I was immediately struck by the marked similarity in findings to those in the case I am reporting. At the time I saw this patient, I did not realize that it was such a rare complication of varicella although it was and is the only such case in my experience.

Report of a Case:—  A 7-year-old, well-developed, normal child was seen at her home suffering from varicella of moderate severity involving the skin and the mucous membranes of the mouth. A very few of these lesions appeared slightly hemorrhagic. She ran a moderately severe course with temperatures as high as 102 F for three days, but with full