Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 8th, 2000
While primary varicella infection is uncommon in adults, such infection carries a higher rate of morbidity and mortality than in children. Pneumonia is the most common complication of primary varicella infection in adults. However, varicella pneumonia complicated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is very rare, noted D. W. Chou and colleagues.
Chou et al. reported a case of ARDS secondary to varicella pneumonia in a 26-year-old man with...
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