Neonatal varicella. A case report.


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Patrizi A., Rinaldi R., Savoia F., Neri I., Bardazzi F. 2004. Neonatal varicella. A case report. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 14 (4):215-16.


Patrizi A. Rinaldi R. Savoia F. Neri I. Bardazzi F.
pp. 215-216


Neonatal varicella is a rare disease, because 90-95% of women have developed specific antibodies against the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) by the time they enter childbearing age (2, 7). The term neonatal varicella refers to a chickenpox that occurs in the first 2 weeks of life in the newborn and during the last 3 weeks of pregnancy or within the first 10 days after delivery in the mother (4).
We report here the case of a newborn, who presented neonatal varicella on his second day of life.


Neonatal varicella