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La varicela es una enfermedad viral aguda que se presenta en los niños pequeños. Es producida por un virus herpes denominado varicela zoster. Los síntomas son, entre otros, fiebre, malestar general y una erupción que comienza con pequeñas protuberancias de color rojo (pápulas) que se llenan rápidamente con líquido para formar pequeñas ampollas o vesículas.

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  • Last Reviewed on 02/02/2007
  • Leisha M. Andersen, M.D., Private Practice specializing in Pediatrics, Denver, CO. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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