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Chickenpox pneumonia: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10191458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of primary chickenpox infection in young adults appears to be rising in the UK and other developed countries. The infection is more severe in adults than in children and complications, including pneumonia, are more frequent. An illustrative case of severe chickenpox pneumonia in an immunocompetent, non-pregnant adult smoker is presented. The epidemiology and pathology of the disease is discussed and a review of current management in the emergency department and the intensive care unit is presented. Strategies for the prevention of chickenpox pneumonia are also discussed.
P A Nee; P J Edrich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of accident & emergency medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1351-0622     ISO Abbreviation:  J Accid Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-27     Completed Date:  1999-05-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433751     Medline TA:  J Accid Emerg Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Merseyside.
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MeSH Terms
Antiviral Agents / administration & dosage
Chickenpox / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Combined Modality Therapy
Critical Care / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Respiration, Artificial
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents

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