RAY G. COWLEY; WILLIAM E. CREW; GERARD R. HASSETT
One of the rare and serious complications of varicella is diffuse involvement of the pulmonary parenchyma by the varicella virus. Fifteen cases developing this complication have been reported in the American literature to date.1-12 It is the purpose of this article to present another case of "primary varicella pneumonia" occurring in an adult.
A 33 year old Hawaiian male was admitted to a U. S. Army Hospital on November 22, 1954. Approximately five weeks prior to admission his six year old son had developed typical varicella, having been exposed in school during a minor varicella epidemic. Two weeks
COWLEY RG, CREW WE, HASSETT GR. VARICELLA PNEUMONIA: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:518–525. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-3-518
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