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Severe respiratory failure secondary to Varicella zoster pneumonia

Author(s): Emel Eryüksel | Yasin Abul | Sait Karakurt | Türkay Akbaş | Lütfiye Mülazımoğlu | Turgay Çelikel

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 113;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: varicella pneumonia | critical care | respiratory failure

Varicella is one of the most contagious diseases of childhood. Whenever varicella is seen in adults, it can cause serious complications. Pneumonia is one of the most serious complications of varicella during adulthood and it has a high mortality rate. Cases of varicella pneumonia which need mechanical ventilation in intensive care unit, have %50 of mortality rate.This report presents a patient who was diagnosed as varicella pneumonia in our intensive care unit. Our treatment and diagnostic approach is presented together with actual literature.
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