Varicella

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Overview

When a childhood infection affects an entire family, your decisions may alter their lives irreversibly …


  1. Acyclovir: dosage in patients with kidney disease
  2. Acyclovir: therapy in pregnancy
  3. Acyclovir: use in patients on dialysis
  4. Herpes zoster: management
  5. Reye's syndrome
  6. Varicella: management of otherwise healthy children
  7. Varicella: management of the pregnant woman with an unknown immune status
  8. Varicella: post-exposure prophylaxis
  9. Varicella: timing of vaccination
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