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
- Chickenpox - definition of chickenpox by The Free Dictionary
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 | Prevention and Treatment | Varicella | CDC
Español: Prevención y tratamiento. Prevention. The best way to prevent chickenpox is to get the chickenpox vaccine. Children, adolescents, and adults should get two ...
- 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 | About | Varicella | CDC
Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever.
- Chickenpox | definition of chickenpox by Medical dictionary
Chickenpox Definition. Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a common and extremely infectious childhood disease that also affects adults on occasion.
- Chickenpox - NICE CKS
2014-09-03 Last revised in June 2015 Back to top Chickenpox - Summary. Chickenpox is an acute disease, predominantly occurring in childhood. It is caused by varicella ...
- Chickenpox | DermNet New Zealand
Varicella (chickenpox). Authoritative facts about the skin from DermNet New Zealand.
- Chickenpox (Varicella) in an Infant or Baby: Condition ...
Chickenpox (Varicella): A parent's guide for infants and babies - Overview. Chickenpox (varicella) is a self-limited, infectious disease caused by the ...
- Chickenpox: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It is a member of the herpesvirus family. The same virus also causes shingles in adults. Chickenpox can be spread ...
- 4 Ways to Treat Chickenpox at Home - wikiHow
How to Treat Chickenpox at Home. If your child has chickenpox, he or she is probably a very unhappy camper. While chickenpox will generally clear up on their …