Chicken Pox; Varicella-Zoster Virus
Chicken pox, also spelled chickenpox, is a common childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3), one of the eight herpesviruses known to affect humans. It is characterized by a fever followed by itchy raw pox or open sores.
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Chickenpox as related to Antihistamines
- Antihistamines for Itching From Chickenpox - WebMD
Drug details for Antihistamines for itching from chickenpox.
- Chickenpox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious disease caused by the initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). The disease results in a ...
- chickenpox - definition of chickenpox by The Free …
chick·en·pox or chicken pox (chĭk′ən-pŏks′) n. An acute contagious disease, primarily of children, that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and ...
- Chickenpox Definition - Diseases and Conditions - Mayo Clinic
Chickenpox — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, prevention of this once common childhood illness.
- Chickenpox | About | Varicella | CDC
Index page for chickenpox which leads to information about symptoms, how it's spread, possible complications, treatment and prevention, and photos of chickenpox.
- Chickenpox: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Chickenpox is a viral infection in which a person develops extremely itchy blisters all over the body. It used to be one of the classic childhood diseases.
- Chickenpox - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of Chickenpox …
Chickenpox (varicella) What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by primary infection with the varicella-zoster virus.
- Chickenpox - NHS Choices
Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point.
- chickenpox - definition of chickenpox by Medical …
Chickenpox Definition. Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a common and extremely infectious childhood disease that also affects adults on occasion.