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Varicella Pneumonia: a Case Report in an Immunocompetent Patient

Mahshid Heidari, AmirHossein Moghtader Mojdehi, Sahar Babaali
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Abstract

Background: Varicella  (chicken  pox)  is  a  highly  contagious  disease  caused  by  the  Varicella-Zoster  Virus. Varicella pneumonia is a rare presentation of pneumonia, which is seen in immunocompromised adults.

Cases Report: Here we reported a 13-year-old immunocompetent boy who was admitted with fever and acute respiratory symptoms.

Conclusion: Varicella pneumonia occurring particularly in immunocompromised patients; however, it should not be misdiagnosed in immunocompetent patients.


Keywords

Varicella pneumonia, immunocompetent

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/nbm.v6i4.19145