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What can chicken pox do to the brain? Is meningitis possible?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Chicken pox

The second most common complication of chickenpox involves the neurological system. One of these disorders is called acute cerebellar ataxia which causes progressive irritability, difficulty walking, difficulty with vision, and speech disturbances that persist for days or weeks but normally clear completely over time.
Another neurologic complication is varicella meningoencephalitis which causes su.

In brief: Chicken pox

The second most common complication of chickenpox involves the neurological system. One of these disorders is called acute cerebellar ataxia which causes progressive irritability, difficulty walking, difficulty with vision, and speech disturbances that persist for days or weeks but normally clear completely over time.
Another neurologic complication is varicella meningoencephalitis which causes su.
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