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Rom J Leg Med20(4)255-258(2012)
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Sudden death of a male child with varicella after anti-MMR vaccination

M. F. Popa, G. Baltatescu

Abstract: Varicella is a common and extremely contagious disease of childhood. It has usually no major complications and healing is complete. Sever infections may be observed on immuno-compromised patients and in adults. Bacterial infections, pneumonia, myocarditis or brain damage are among potentially fatal complications. We report a special case with multiple and rare complications of varicella in a previous healthy 13 months boy, soon after vaccination against MMR and with abrupt evolution to death.
Keywords: varicella, myocarditis, interstitial pneumonitis, encephalitis.

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