R. H. Mermelstein, M.D.; A. W. Freireich, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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This communication reports the largest series to date of patients with varicella pneumonia and is the only large series without a mortality. Thirty-eight patients with chickenpox (adults over 13 years of age) were hospitalized at Meadowbrook Hospital from January, 1953, through July, 1960. Thirteen of them had typical x-ray findings of chickenpox pneumonia. The severity varied from five cases who were asymptomatic to several who were almost moribund.
Four cases are presented in detail, with x-rays and an accompanying table summarizing the salient features of the 13 cases. The clinical features are discussed with regard to course, treatment, prognosis, and
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Mermelstein RH, Freireich AW. Varicella Pneumonia.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1056. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1056_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1056.
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