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varicella:

see chickenpoxchicken pox
or varicella
, infectious disease usually occurring in childhood. It is believed to be caused by the same herpesvirus that produces shingles. Chicken pox is highly communicable and is characterized by an easily recognizable rash consisting of blisterlike
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varicella

[‚var·ə′sel·ə]
(medicine)
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The varicella vaccine was licensed in the United States in 1995, and recommended soon after by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for routine administration to children.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing is superior to culture for definitive identification and can distinguish between wild-type and the Oka (vaccine)-type varicella. (5) Serology is available, but is used more to identify those at risk for infection than to assist with diagnosis.
We underlined the immunological parameters predominantly throughout the discussion and did not stress the hematological impacts of varicella infection in detail.
* Premature infants born before 28 weeks of gestation or who weigh 1,000 g or more at birth and were exposed during the neonatal period, regardless of maternal history of varicella disease or vaccination.
A 25-year-old nurse, who had childhood chickenpox, was diagnosed with varicella without mention of complication [International Classification of Diseases, Revision 9 (ICD-9) code 052.9; World Health Organization (WHO) 2001] by a dermatologic physician in a teaching general hospital after she cared for a 62-year-old male paraparesis patient who developed herpes zoster during hospitalization.
* Varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG), an immune globulin made from plasma of healthy volunteer blood donors with high levels of antibody to VZV, is recommended after exposure for persons at high risk for complications (e.g., immunocompromised persons, pregnant women, premature infants [is less than] 28 weeks gestation or [is less than] 1000 grams at birth and premature infants whose mothers are not immune).
For the 2016-2017 school year, 99.4% of Mississippi children enrolled in kindergarten received the state-required two doses of varicella vaccine, compared with 84.6% in D.C.
On days 13 and 16 of surveillance, two crew members were sent home because of emergencies unrelated to varicella. San Juan and Houston CDC Quarantine Stations coordinated varicella vaccination for the 22 remaining and five new crew members boarding after the end of the 21-day surveillance, all of whom had unknown varicella immunity.
We studied 50 patients of the varicella infection in 6 months.