Varicella is generally characterized by a mild clinical course without any complications. This case is reported because it presents unusually bizarre and severe complications.
REPORT OF CASE
V. H., a boy, aged 6 years, was admitted to the United Israel Zion Hospital on May 3, 1923, referred by Dr. John Hirsch. There was a previous personal history of convulsions at 2 years of age with "teething," pertussis at 5 years, measles at 5½ years and tonsillectomy at 4 years. The family history was negative.According to Dr. Hirsch, the boy developed varicella two weeks prior to admission. The clinical course was very mild and the lesions were typical, not very numerous but generally distributed over the scalp, face and body. Three days prior to admission, there was a slight rise in temperature and headache and polyuria with hematuria the next day.
—On admission, a poorly nourished boy of
GORDON MB. ACUTE HEMORRHAGIC NEPHRITIS AND ACUTE HEMORRHAGIC ENCEPHALITIS FOLLOWING VARICELLAREPORT OF A CASE WITH RECOVERY. Am J Dis Child. 1924;28(5):589–593. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.04120230065007
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