What is the prognosis of chickenpox (varicella)?

Updated: Aug 31, 2020
  • Author: Anthony J Papadopoulos, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Chickenpox that affects a healthy child is usually a self-limited disease. Increased morbidity occurs in adult and immunocompromised populations. Central nervous system manifestations may occur. [8]


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