Acute retinal necrosis as a novel complication of chickenpox in adults

T. Matsuo, M. Koyama, N. Matsuo

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Three patients in their 20s suffered from chickenpox while in an immunocompromised state: one in pregnancy, one during a long course of corticosteroid for severe nephrotic syndrome, and the third with repeated upper airway infection due to bronchiectasis. They developed acute retinal necrosis about three weeks after the onset of chickenpox. Since acute retinal necrosis threatens sight, this unusual complication of chickenpox in adults needs serious consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-444
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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