Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
COFRE G, José. Varicella: Frequent questions on treatment and recommendations for management of contacts. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.5, pp. 390-394. ISSN 0716-1018. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182008000500014.
Dealing with varicella often causes doubts to general practitioners and pediatricians. In this article the author summaries guidelines based on solid evidence to treat varicella and prevent the disease in susceptible contacts in different clinical scenarios and presents his personal point of view in those controversial aspects commonly resolved by the authorized opinión of experts.
Palabras clave : Varicella; chickenpox; treatment; acyclovir; valacyclovir; contacts; prophylaxis.