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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)
  • Red
  • Itchy rash on the skin
  • Eczema

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.

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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