Varicella-associated arthritis occurring before the exanthem. Case report and literature review.


Varicella-associated arthritis represents an uncommon complication of varicella in children. In 20 previously reported cases, three were documented to be bacterial in origin. Viral isolation from synovial fluid was attempted in seven others, and varicella was isolated in just two. In all previous case reports, the arthritis occurred after or coincident with… (More)


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