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Is atypical chicken pox contagious?

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In brief: Yes

Chickenpox is highly infectious.
Spread throughout households is very common with infection of up to 90% of vulnerable individuals who come into contact. Most infection occurs in those under 5 years of age and immunity increases with age until adulthood. http://patient.info/doctor/chickenpox-pro

In brief: Yes

Chickenpox is highly infectious.
Spread throughout households is very common with infection of up to 90% of vulnerable individuals who come into contact. Most infection occurs in those under 5 years of age and immunity increases with age until adulthood. http://patient.info/doctor/chickenpox-pro
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Confusing question

Some refer to an unusual pattern of blisters that may arise a week or so after the vaccine, or a vaccinated pt with an unusual outbreak months or years later as atypical.
The name is not very specific but the condition is contagious.If it is the vaccine virus with a skin outbreak a week or so later, the vaccine virus could be spread. If it was a wild cpx outbreak the wild virus rules apply.

In brief: Confusing question

Some refer to an unusual pattern of blisters that may arise a week or so after the vaccine, or a vaccinated pt with an unusual outbreak months or years later as atypical.
The name is not very specific but the condition is contagious.If it is the vaccine virus with a skin outbreak a week or so later, the vaccine virus could be spread. If it was a wild cpx outbreak the wild virus rules apply.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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