Are secondary complications of chickenpox (varicella) more common in immunocompromised patients?

Updated: Aug 31, 2020
  • Author: Anthony J Papadopoulos, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Secondary complications (eg, bacterial pneumonia, meningitis) caused by bacterial superinfection of cutaneous lesions with subsequent septicemia, are also more common and dangerous among those who are immunocompromised.


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