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Description:This anteroposterior (AP) radiograph revealed bilateral pulmonary infiltrates throughout the entirety of each lung field in the case of a child with leukemia, as well as chickenpox pneumonia. The fact that this child had leukemia made him that much more susceptible to contracting a pneumonic infection as evidenced here.
The most common complications from varicella are:

- bacterial infections of the skin and soft tissues in children

- pneumonia in adults

Severe complications include septicemia, toxic shock syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, bacterial pneumonia, and septic arthritis. Other complications caused by varicella include cerebellar ataxia, encephalitis, viral pneumonia, and hemorrhagic conditions.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Joel D. Meyers, M.D.
Creation Date:1973
Photo Credit:
Links:CDC – National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases; Chickenpox (Varicella): Clinical Overview
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