A timely reminder on VZV. Don’t forget for check for pregnancy! If a pregnant person is exposed do urgent VZ IGG level. Note you will have to call a pathologist! In USA it is routine to treat over 12 yr olds with antivirals but it is not routine in NZ. Probably a 50% chance if you call ID.

Chicken Pox (Varicella) — Pediatric EM Morsels %

Chicken Pox (Varicella) was once prevalent, but vaccination has made it less so; however, we still may see it and its complications!