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Table 2 Distribution of varicella-related complications per type and age group

From: Assessing the use of antibiotics and the burden of varicella in Belgium using a retrospective GP database analysis

Complications (ICD9 code) Total
n (%)
0–1 year
n (%)
2–3 years
n (%)
4–6 years
n (%)
7–12 years
n (%)
13–15 years
n (%)
+ 16 years
n (%)
Sepsis (A41) 2 (0.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (100)
Varicella meningitis (B01.0) 6 (1.5) 1 (16.7) 1 (16.7) 2 (33.3) 1 (16.7) 0 (0) 1 (16.7)
Varicella encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis (B01.1) 2 (0.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (50) 0 (0) 1 (50)
Hepatitis (B15–B19) 7 (1.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 7 (100)
Hordeolum of eyelid (H00.0) 5 (1.2) 1 (20) 3 (60) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (20)
Keratoconjunctivitis (H19.1) 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Pneumonia (J13–J18) 46 (11.3) 7 (15.2) 7 (15.2) 5 (10.9) 2 (4.3) 0 (0) 25 (54.3)
Acute bronchitis (J20) 168 (41.4) 30 (17.9) 66 (39.3) 40 (23.8) 12 (7.1) 1 (0.6) 19 (11.3)
Acute bronchiolitis, unspecified (J21.9) 33 (8.1) 18 (54.5) 9 (27.3) 1 (3) 1 (3) 1 (3) 3 (9.1)
Cellulitis and abscess of mouth (K12.2) 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (100)
Local infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L01–L08) 160 (39.4) 26 (16.3) 68 (42.5) 36 (22.5) 15 (9.4) 0 (0) 15 (9.4)
Arthritis (M00-M01) 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (100)
Acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis (N10) 6 (1.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (16.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 5 (83.3)
Total 406 (100) 75 (18.5) 145 (35.7) 81 (20.0) 33 (8.1) 2 (0.5) 70 (17.2)