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Varicella Arthritis in Childhood: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  21633319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Nonbacterial arthritis is a rare but well-recognized complication of acute varicella in children. Reported cases usually described monoarthritis of the knee that occurs at the onset of the rash or shortly after. Herein, we describe a case of arthritis of the hip that occurred in a 4-year-old girl 6 days before the onset of rash. The presence of varicella-zoster virus DNA in synovial fluid was confirmed by real-time polymerase chain reaction. A review of the literature reported 26 previous cases of aseptic arthritis due to varicella infection among children.
Sibylle Bevilacqua; Jean-Manuel Poircuitte; Laurence Boyer; Thierry May; Pierre Lascombes; Véronique Venard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-0987     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the *Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, University Hospital of Nancy, Nancy, France; †Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital of Nancy, Nancy, France; and ‡Laboratory of Virology, University Hospital of Nancy, Nancy, France.
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