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Table 2 Reported underlying chronic conditions in medical record research

From: Hospitalization due to varicella in the Netherlands

Condition N %
No underlying chronic condition 176 60.7%
Underlying condition 114 39.3%
- Lung disorder 33  
- Skin disorder 27  
   Eczema (18)  
   Constitutional eczema (7)  
- Malignancy/leukemia 18  
- Premature birth 13  
- Immunosuppressive therapy 11  
- Cardiovascular disease 6  
- Primary or congenital immune disorder 4  
- Thalassaemia 3  
- Disorder of the thyroid gland 3  
- Organ or bone marrow transplantation 2  
- HIV 2  
- Nephrotic syndrome 2  
- Diabetes mellitus 2  
- Liver disease 1  
- Other chronic condition 27  
   Epilepsy (5)  
   Down syndrome (4)  
   Febrile convulsions (2)  
Unknown 6 -
Total 296 100%