J Pediatr Infect Dis 2006; 01(02): 119-121
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1557070
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Varicella gangrenosa with probable staphylococcal sepsis

Niranjan Biswal
a  Department of Pediatrics, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India
,
Akhila Murthy Kavirayani
a  Department of Pediatrics, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India
,
Narayanan Parameswaran
a  Department of Pediatrics, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India
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Publication History

12 July 2005

05 December 2005

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

Sepsis is a rare complication following chickenpox in healthy children. Gangrene at different sites even in the absence of disseminated intravascular coagulation can result in high morbidity and mortality. Coagulase negative staphylococcus can rarely complicate in systemic sepsis and is probably a predictor of bad prognosis. Secondary skin infection following rupture of bullae requires prompt antibiotic therapy covering Streptococcus and Staphylococcus.