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O'Grady, MJ;Moylett, E
2011
December
Cardiac-Related Varicella Mortality in Childhood: A Literature Review With Clinical Experience
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UNITED-STATES MYOCARDITIS
Among unvaccinated populations, primary varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection results in a minor childhood illness for the majority of individuals. Mortality is rare, and fatalities associated with cardiac complications are exceptional. In a population where routine VZV vaccination is not practised, we report a death in a previously healthy child secondary to VZV myocarditis. A literature review of cardiac-related VZV mortality in childhood is included. This identified a further 13 cases where death was associated with or attributable to, direct involvement of the myocardium or conducting system with what is frequently considered a benign childhood illness.
NEW YORK
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0172-0643
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10.1007/s00246-011-0076-8
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