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The hidden cost of varicella

Elizabeth K Nairn, Joshua Wolf and Jim P Buttery
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (4): 223-224.
Published online: 16 February 2009

A 5-month-old boy with known congenital varicella syndrome presented to our hospital emergency department with generalised herpes zoster (shingles).

  • Elizabeth K Nairn1
  • Joshua Wolf1,2
  • Jim P Buttery1,2,3

  • 1 Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of General Medicine, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: joshua.wolf@rch.org.au

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