Varicella-Related Hospitalizations Among Immunocompetent and Immunocompromised Children in Pre-Vaccine Era: A Tertiary Care Center Experience in Turkey


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Dogan Ö. , Topcu S., Tanir N. G.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, vol.5, no.1, pp.11-16, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.03274
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-16

Abstract

Aim: Although varicella is a common, contagious, self-limited childhood disease, it can cause significant long-term sequelae and mortality in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised children. The aim of the present study is to identify and review varicella-related hospitalizations, admissions and complications of primary varicella infection among immunocompetent and immunocompromised children of a large unselected local population in a governmental institution.