Causes of Chickenpox
Primary Cause of Chickenpox
The primary cause of Chickenpox is the result:
- of transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following:
saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.
Causes of Chickenpox (Diseases Database):
The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Chickenpox
that are listed by the Diseases Database:
Source: Diseases Database
Chickenpox Causes: Risk Factors
The following conditions have been cited in various
sources as potentially causal risk factors
related to Chickenpox:
Chickenpox: Related Medical Conditions
To research the causes of Chickenpox, consider researching the causes of these
these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Chickenpox:
- Varicella-zoster virus (VZV)
- Shingles (or herpes zoster)
- Itchy rash on the skin
Chickenpox: Causes and Types
Causes of Types of Chickenpox: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Chickenpox:
Causes of Broader Categories of Chickenpox: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:
Chickenpox as a symptom:
Conditions listing Chickenpox
as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Chickenpox.
Our database lists the following as having
Chickenpox as a symptom of that condition:
Medications or substances causing Chickenpox:
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Chickenpox as a symptom.
This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances
may cause your symptoms.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Read more about medication causes of Chickenpox
What causes Chickenpox?
Article excerpts about the
causes of Chickenpox:
Chickenpox is caused by Varicella zoster virus and is
usually mild, but it may be severe in infants, adults and persons with
impaired immune systems.
(Source: excerpt from Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC)
Medical news summaries relating to Chickenpox:
The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Chickenpox:
Related information on causes of Chickenpox:
As with all medical conditions,
there may be many causal factors.
Further relevant information on causes of Chickenpox may be found in:
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