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Varicella arthritis in a child.
  1. A Shuper,
  2. M Mimouni,
  3. M Mukamel,
  4. I Varsano


    A 2 1/2-year-old girl developed arthritis in a metatarsophalangeal joint concomitantly with varicella. As she recovered within 2 days without antimicrobial treatment, it was considered that the arthritis was directly due to the viral infection. The importance of differentiating viral arthritis from septic arthritis, a well-known complication of varicella, is stressed.

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