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Acute appendicular perforation: A rare complication of chickenpox in an immunocompetent adult
Dharmendra Kanwaria1, Porwal Y. C.2, Manish Kumar3
1MD, Senior Resident, Department of Medicine, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110029, India.
2MD, Senior Specialist and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110029, India.
3MBBS, PG Student, Department of Medicine, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110029, India.

Article ID: 100011S05DK2016
doi:10.5348/S05-2016-11-CR-1

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Kanwaria D, Porwal YC, Kumar M. Acute appendicular perforation: A rare complication of chickenpox in an immunocompetent adult. Edorium J Surg2016;3:1–5.


Abstract
Introduction: Chickenpox is a benign self-limiting disease of childhood, rarely occurs in adult. The common complications of varicella zoster infection in adults are pneumonia, diarrhea, dehydration, pharyngitis, otitis media and cutaneous secondary infection, but it may be complicated rarely with acute appendicitis in otherwise healthy patient.
Case Report: We present a case of primary varicella zoster in adult who presented as localized peritonitis following acute appendicular perforation responded well with conservative management.
Conclusion: Appendicular perforation may be a rare but severe complication of primary varicella infection in immunocompetent adult.

Keywords: Appendicular perforation, Chicken pox, Peritonitis, Varicella zoster infection


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Author Contributions
Dharmendra Kanwaria – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Y. C. Porwal – Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Manish Kumar – Acquisition of data, Drafting the article, Final approval of the version to be published
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