An unusual varicella zoster infection complicated by purpura fulminans and multiorgan failure in a healthy infant

Kalyoncu M., ODEMIS E., AYNACI M., Karacal U., OKTEN A. N.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.35, no.1, pp.74-76, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The case is reported of a 2-y-old boy who developed purpura fulminans, meningoencephalitis, pneumonia complicated by adult respiratory distress syndrome and acute renal failure after varicella. These complications of varicella are extremely rare in a healthy infant.