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Table 1 Varicella case complications detected by the Madrid Region Sentinel General Practitioner Network from 1997 to 2004, by age group.

From: Varicella and Herpes Zoster in Madrid, based on the Sentinel General Practitioner Network: 1997–2004

  Age (years)
  0–4 5–9 10–14 15–19 20–24 25–29 30–34 35 and over
Cutaneous overinfection 124 59 12 2 5 7 8 10
Pneumonia 17 5 1 1 1 0 2 0
Neurological complications 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otitis media 19 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
Conjunctivitis and other ophthalmological complications 14 9 3 0 0 0 0 0
Other 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 195 81 18 3 6 7 10 11
Percentage of complicated cases of varicella 3.5 3.0 3.1 3.6 5.9 7.4 10.0 7.7