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Complications of Chickenpox

Complications list for Chickenpox:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Chickenpox includes:

  • Herpes zoster - usually occurring years or decades later, especially in older persons.

See also the symptoms of Chickenpox and Chickenpox: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Chickenpox from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Chickenpox and Chickenpox: Introduction.

Complications of Chickenpox:

Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID (Excerpt)

Chickenpox is another example of a latent infection. Before the chickenpox vaccine became available in the 1990s, most children in the United States got chickenpox. After the first acute episode, usually when children are very young, the Varicella zoster virus goes into hiding in the body. In many people, it emerges many years later when they are older adults and causes a painful disease of the nerves called herpes zoster, or shingles. (Source: excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID)

Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC (Excerpt)

Adults are more likely to have a more serious case of chickenpox with a higher rate of complications and death. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC)

Shots for Safety -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Some people who have had chickenpox may develop shingles later in life. Shingles is caused by a reactivation of the same virus that produces chickenpox. (Source: excerpt from Shots for Safety -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

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About complications:

Complications of Chickenpox are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Chickenpox. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Chickenpox and complications of Chickenpox is unclear or arbitrary.

 

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