A Case Report: PCR-Assisted Diagnosis of Varicella in an Adult


A 41-year-old woman developed skin lesions on her upper back and arm. Initially, a definitive diagnosis could not be made. Subsequently, PCR detected VZV DNA in skin lesions and saliva. Immediate antiviral treatment led to a quick recovery without complicating prolonged fatigue and weakness typically seen in adults with varicella.

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S. Mehta, D. Gilden, B. Crucian, C. Sams, R. Cohrs and D. Pierson, "A Case Report: PCR-Assisted Diagnosis of Varicella in an Adult," Open Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 131-132. doi: 10.4236/ojmm.2012.23019.

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