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Chickenpox MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Chickenpox
Tree Number(s)
C01.925.256.466.930.250
Unique ID
D002644
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002644
Scope Note
A highly contagious infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). It usually affects children, is spread by direct contact or respiratory route via droplet nuclei, and is characterized by the appearance on the skin and mucous membranes of successive crops of typical pruritic vesicular lesions that are easily broken and become scabbed. Chickenpox is relatively benign in children, but may be complicated by pneumonia and encephalitis in adults. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Chicken Pox
Varicella
NLM Classification #
WC 572
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Chickenpox Preferred
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