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Varicella encephalopathy in immunocompetent children


Professor Jesús López-Herce, Sección de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Dr Castelo 47, 28009 Madrid, Spain. Fax: +34 91 5868018; email:


Abstract:  Two previously healthy girls presented acute encephalopathy due to varicella, with severe alteration of the conscious level and seizures. Both patients improved progressively after 15 days, with complete clinical recovery.