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August 1970

Postvaricella Bleeding Presenting As Epistaxis

Author Affiliations

Bronx, NY
From the Division of Otolaryngology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;92(2):173. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.04310020071017

A 2½-year-old boy had bleeding from nasal and palatal varicella lesions that required hospitalization and local therapy. No coagulative defects were noted. Bleeding from the ulcer crater of a ruptured varicella lesion may result from the vasculitis that the lesion produced adjacent to its base.

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