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En la mayoría de los niños, la varicela es leve y transcurrirá y desaparecerá naturalmente por sí sola. En estos casos, el tratamiento se enfoca en aliviar los síntomas.

El tratamiento podría involucrar lo siguiente:

Medicamentos
Otros tratamientos

No hay opciones quirúrgicas para el tratamiento de varicela.

Referencias:

Galil K, Brown C, Lin F, et al. Hospitalizations for varicella in the United States, 1988 to 1999. Pediatr Infect Dis J . 2002;(10):931-935.

The Merck Manual of Medical Information. 17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc.; 2000.

National Centers for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Disponible en: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod .

Ratner AJ. Varicella-related hospitalizations in the vaccine era. Pediatr Infect Dis J . 2002;(10):927-931.



Last reviewed octubre 2012 by Michael Woods, MD

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