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Central nervous system and renal vasculitis associated with primary varicella infection in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11134473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 7-year-old girl with primary varicella presented with encephalopathy and focal neurologic deficits 10 days after her first skin lesions appeared. She was discovered to have bilateral wedge-shaped renal infarctions, and ischemic lesions in the conus medullaris, cerebral cortex, and deep gray matter consistent with a medium and large vessel arteritis on magnetic resonance imaging. This complication has never before been reported in an immunocompetent child with primary varicella infection, and it represents a rare but serious complication of childhood chickenpox.
J M Caruso; G A Tung; W D Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  107     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-08     Completed Date:  2001-01-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Childrens National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arteritis / diagnosis,  etiology
Chickenpox / complications*
Infarction / etiology*
Ischemic Attack, Transient / diagnosis,  etiology
Kidney / blood supply*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Cord / pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Urinary Incontinence / etiology
Vasculitis, Central Nervous System / diagnosis,  etiology*

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