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Table 3 Reported complications in medical record research

From: Hospitalization due to varicella in the Netherlands

Complication N % Complication N %
Neurological    Gastrointestinal tract   
Cerebellitis, ataxia2 9 3.0% Gastroenteritis1 21 7.1%
Febrile convulsion2 22 7.4% Stomatitis1 13 4.4%
Convulsion without fever2 1 0.3% (Imminent) dehydration1 57 19.3%
Meningitis/encephalitis2 7 2.4% Liver disorder2 2 0.7%
Cerebral vasculitis/infart/bleeding2 1 0.3% Secondary bacterial infections   
Lower respiratory tract    Sepsis2 6 2.0%
Pneumonia2 22 7.4% Osteomyelitis2 1 0.3%
Bronchitis1 or bronchiolitis2 6 2.0% Bacterial arthritis2 4 1.4%
Upper respiratory tract, ENT and eye    Haematological/coagulation disorders   
Otitis media1 16 5.4% Thrombocytopenia2 5 1.7%
Faryngitis/tonsillitis1 10 3.4% Coagulation disorder2 3 1.0%
Conjunctivitis1 7 2.4% Leuco- and/or erythrocytopenia/anaemia1 8 2.7%
Skin/subcutis    Other complications   
Bacterial super infections of skin lesions1 82 27.7% Reactive arthritis2 1 0.3%
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome2 1 0.3% Other1/2 15 5.1%
Erythema multiforme exsudativum1 1 0.3%    
Necrotizing fasciitis2 1 0.3%    
  1. 1 = relatively moderate complication, 2 = relatively severe complication