Complications of varicella in healthy children in Izmir, Turkey.

  title={Complications of varicella in healthy children in Izmir, Turkey.},
  author={G{\"u}ldane Koturoğlu and Zafer Kurug{\"o}l and Nuran Çetin and Murat Hizarcioğlu and Fadil Vardar and Mehmet Helvaci and Zafer Capar and Ferda Ozkinay and Cihangir Ozkinay},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  volume={47 3},
BACKGROUND The purpose of the paper was to evaluate the indications of hospital admissions and complications of varicella infection in immunologically healthy children. METHODS Between 1997 and 2001, patient records of children hospitalized due to varicella infection were reviewed. Incidence and clinical spectrum of complications and their distribution related to age and seasonal variations were analyzed. RESULTS A total of 178 immunocompetent children were hospitalized for varicella… CONTINUE READING


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