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How is chicken pox different in adults than children?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
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In brief: Worse

Usually adults would ill seriously.
Another type of "chicken pox" in adults is called shingles(herpes zoster).

In brief: Worse

Usually adults would ill seriously.
Another type of "chicken pox" in adults is called shingles(herpes zoster).
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: More severe

In adults the disease can more more severe and couse an overwhelming infection including pneumonia, hepatitis, encephalitis and more.

In brief: More severe

In adults the disease can more more severe and couse an overwhelming infection including pneumonia, hepatitis, encephalitis and more.
Dr. Barry Bergman
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