Varicela

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Varicela

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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