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Bacterial superinfection in chickenpox

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7065.1145 (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1145

Children are probably more susceptible …

  1. Begona A Bovill,
  2. Barbara A Bannister
  1. Registrar Department of Haematology, Whittington Hospital, London N19 5NF
  2. Consultant Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2PF

    EDITOR,—In their lesson of the week about bacterial complications of childhood chickenpox Andrew J Pollard and colleagues state that there have been no community based studies of complications of chickenpox in Britain.1 In a hospital based study we reviewed the clinical data on 222 patients with chickenpox (including 78 children) admitted to our infectious diseases unit from 1989 to …

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