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Does chicken pox usually cause many symptoms?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually Not
Mostly an itchy rash.
But sometimes complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis, liver disease, serious skin infections, "flesheating" bacteria, reye's syndrome and death can occur. These are fortunately rare. Immunize for prevention of any risk.

In brief: Usually Not
Mostly an itchy rash.
But sometimes complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis, liver disease, serious skin infections, "flesheating" bacteria, reye's syndrome and death can occur. These are fortunately rare. Immunize for prevention of any risk.
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