When should a specialist be consulted in cases of chickenpox (varicella)?

Updated: Aug 31, 2020
  • Author: Anthony J Papadopoulos, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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For most patients in the pediatric population, a pediatrician can provide treatment. Adults without severe complications can be seen by a primary care physician or internal medicine specialist. In those patients who are immunocompromised, consultation with an infectious disease specialist with knowledge of the most recent pharmacotherapeutic advances is highly advised.


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