An ill-appearing child with skin lesions and respiratory distress

Authors

  • Miguel Bernardo Department of Pediatrics, Centro Hospitalar de Trás-os-Montes e Alto-Douro https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4060-8665
  • Ana Isabel Igreja Department of Pediatrics, Centro Hospitalar de Trás-os-Montes e Alto-Douro
  • Joana Carvalho Department of Pediatrics, Centro Hospitalar de Trás-os-Montes e Alto-Douro https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5075-2970
  • Helena Pereira Department of Pediatrics, Centro Hospitalar de Trás-os-Montes e Alto-Douro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v32.i1.23836

Keywords:

children, necrotizing pneumonia, Pediatrics, pneumonia, varicella, varicella-zoster virus

Abstract

Primary infection with varicella-zoster virus (VZV) commonly occurs during childhood, generally with benign clinical course. The authors describe the case of a non-immunized eight-year-old girl with primary varicella infection complicated by a rare pulmonary finding: necrotizing pneumonia. Patient management and the spectrum of pulmonary complications in this setting are discussed.

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Published

2023-06-23

How to Cite

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Bernardo M, Igreja AI, Carvalho J, Pereira H. An ill-appearing child with skin lesions and respiratory distress. REVNEC [Internet]. 2023Jun.23 [cited 2024Jul.23];32(1):53-5. Available from: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/nascercrescer/article/view/23836

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Imaging Cases