N. DAVID CHARKES
Purpura is an unusual complication of chickenpox. On the basis of differences in etiology, clinical manifestations, prognosis, and therapy, five major purpuric syndromes may be recognized in this disease : febrile purpura, malignant chickenpox with purpura, postinfectious purpura, purpura fulminans, and anaphylactoid (Schönlein-Henoch) purpura. In addition, bleeding may result from secondary infection, with or without gangrene, or, more rarely, from hemorrhagic nephritis.
The purpose of this communication is to report a case of febrile purpura, to review the literature pertinent to bleeding associated with chickenpox, and to delineate the differential features of the major syndromes.
A 26-year-old unmarried
CHARKES ND. PURPURIC CHICKENPOX: REPORT OF A CASE, REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE, AND CLASSIFICATION BY CLINICAL FEATURES1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:745–759. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-4-745
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(4):745-759.
Coagulopathies, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease.
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