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Post-varicella epiglottitis and necrotizing fasciitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10617750     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Varicella is a nearly ubiquitous acquired childhood disease. Infectious complications of varicella can be life- or limb-threatening. These complications appear 3 to 4 days after the appearance of varicella exanthem and are heralded by fever, pain, and erythema of the overlying skin. Airway complications of varicella are rare, rapidly evolving, and, unfortunately, difficult to visualize. We report a child who presented with a unique combination of varicella-induced airway complications-acute epiglottitis and subsequent necrotizing fasciitis of the head and neck. varicella, epiglottitis, necrotizing fasciitis, group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus, nasopharyngoscopy.
C L Slack; G C Allen; J E Morrison; K C Garren; M G Roback
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-14     Completed Date:  2000-01-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chickenpox / complications*
Epiglottitis / etiology*,  microbiology
Fasciitis, Necrotizing / etiology*,  microbiology
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification
Streptococcus pyogenes / isolation & purification

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