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Lung infection (pneumonia)
caused by the
chickenpox virus is an uncommon complication of
chickenpox. It develops when the chickenpox virus travels to the lungs.
Varicella pneumonia can occur 2 to 10 days after the chickenpox rash.
Fever and cough are usually the first signs. Most people recover from varicella pneumonia.
But the symptoms may last for weeks or months.
When it occurs,
varicella pneumonia tends to affect:
LaRussa PS, Marin M (2011). Varicella-zoster virus infections. In RM Kliegman et al., eds., Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th ed., chap. 250, pp. 1104–1110. Philadelphia: Saunders.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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