Varicella pneumonia complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome in an adult.

@article{Chou1999VaricellaPC,
  title={Varicella pneumonia complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome in an adult.},
  author={D W Chou and Chang Hyun Lee and C W Chen and H Y Chang and T R Hsiue},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={1999},
  volume={98 11},
  pages={778-82}
}
Primary varicella infection is uncommon in adults, but carries a higher rate of morbidity and mortality than in children. Pneumonia is the most common complication of primary varicella infection in adults. However, varicella pneumonia complicated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is very rare. We report a case of ARDS secondary to varicella… CONTINUE READING