The disease

Vesicles of chickenpox are increasing in size and sheer become cloudy formations with a crust on the surface. Traditionally vesicular rash is painless, however, it is accompanied by strong itching, forcing a child to always brush the bubbles. In the absence of secondary infection they heal after 7-10 days without scar formation, while the child acquires lifelong immunity. In some cases, with insufficient immunity, varicella may occur repeatedly.

Bubble rash in newborns is often found in the presence of herpes, pustular melanosis, candidiasis, histiocytosis, and congenital syphilis.

Normal immunity allows the child to survive the chickenpox easily and without medication, but if the rash is accompanied by prolonged fever, increasing redness and pain sensations in the bubbles, covered with a crust, this may be signs of secondary bacterial infection. Upon accession of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, blood in bubbles and violations of the consciousness of the child needs to be hospitalized immediately to avoid serious complications.


The most common complication after pediatric chicken pox is a notorious addition of a secondary bacterial infection, which can lead to abscesses and blood poisoning. Its symptoms – redness around the vesicles of the rash, and more, accompanied by regional lymphadenitis. In some cases, the chicken pox threatens to purulent arthritis, osteomyelitis, and deep abscesses, and severe disease is necrotizing fasciitis, which starts muscle necrosis.

At the slightest suspicion of complications of chickenpox where you need to go to the doctor. Almost 10% of cases the consequence of the child's chickenpox can become pneumonia, which is seen quite easily. Often found thrombocytopenia, manifested by hematuria, and bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.

From the Central nervous system may be the development of encephalitis and cerebellar ataxia. Progressive disseminated infection can give complication in the form of a clinically significant hepatitis. Also the doctors there are known cases of development after chicken pox serous meningitis syndrome Guillaume-Barre and transverse myelitis.