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Pyomyositis secondary to chickenpox
  1. Dhruv Rastogi,
  2. Alka Thakur
  1. Royal London Hospital, London, UK
  1. Dhruv Rastogi, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB, UK; Dhruv_rastogi{at}

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Necrotising fasciitis and osteomyelitis are uncommon but life threatening complications of chickenpox, particularly in otherwise healthy infants. These diseases are usually caused by group A β-haemolytic streptococcus (GABHS) and Staphylococcus aureus.1 Presenting clinical features may be continuous or recurrent fevers, localised redness and swelling, refusal to weight bear or shock.

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