Primary varicella infection presenting in old age

Virology
Original Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2000.002
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Primary varicella infection presenting in old age

We describe a case of varicella pneumonitis in an elderly Bangladeshi man. As seroconversion may occur at a later age in this population, early admission and the use of intravenous (i.v) aciclovir should be considered in all adult immigrants presenting with respiratory symptoms and a history of chickenpox exposure.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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