Chickenpox in the tropics

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.941 (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:941

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  1. B W Lee,
  2. A Y S Tan
  1. Associate professor Department of Paediatrics, National University of Singapore, Singapore 0511
  2. Senior registrar Department of Paediatrics, National University Hospital, Singapore 0511

    EDITOR,—In their editorial on immunisation against chickenpox Lainie Friedman Ross and John D Lantos fail to recognise that chickenpox is more severe in the tropics than in temperate climes.1 The reason for this lies in the differences in the age specific incidence of chickenpox …

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