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In regards Pathophisology section first paragraph[edit]

The last sentence of the first paragraph is saying citation needed. I am a bit unsure about the need for a citation there as the three conditions listed are links to other wikipedia articles which are more than clear (and cited) about the relationship between the virus and the mentioned VZV reactiviation diseases. In addition, at least one of the mentioned diseases turns up later in its own section later in the article and is cited there.

Am I way off base here? or am I correct in suspecting that a citation is not required at that point?

I want to get a better feel for standards and practices in these matters.

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mce128 (talkcontribs) 04:06, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

wrttien by sourabh......thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:06, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Also in this section, is the sentence about the number of cases resembling number of people born important? Is there actually some sort of link between the number born and number infected? There is an implied relationship being made that I don't think is justified, since most people infected are not infants. Perhaps there is a better way to word this that avoids such a correlation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sailor7sakura (talkcontribs) 05:12, 17 May 2015 (UTC)


Much valuable information can be added from the following resource:

  • Heuchan, AM (2001 Mar 19). "The management of varicella-zoster virus exposure and infection in pregnancy and the newborn period. Australasian Subgroup in Paediatric Infectious Diseases of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases". The Medical journal of Australia. 174 (6): 288–92. PMID 11297117. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help) and the references it cites.
  • "breastfeeding and isolation if maternal chickenpox". GPnotebook. and "Chickenpox, pregnancy and the newborn". doi:10.1136/dtb.2005.43969.

Requesting interested editors to utilise the above mentioned resource to enrich this article. DiptanshuTalk 13:11, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Chicken Pox[edit]

Is it possible to have the chicken pox virus with rash but not show signs on the face? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:32, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes, that's quite common. (Disclaimer: we can't help you with a diagnosis. If you think you might have a disease, please see a doctor.) Dbfirs 17:18, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Not to be confused with - My Opinion[edit]

I'm no genius, but I occassionally confuse varicella (chickenpox) with variola (small pox). I think the names are similar enough to justify a disclaimer at the top. (Especially since Not to be confused with fowlpox" seems very very unlikely). If I'm not in the small minority, someone should add it, imho. (talk) 12:07, 13 December 2014 (UTC)


More should be mentioned about residual pitted scars, after doing some research I found that they occur in up to 18 percent of people infected. And can occur regardless of picking or scratching. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:38, 23 May 2016 (UTC)


"There is research that finds a minor increase in shingles in vaccinated populations.[1]"

But the ref says "Our model demonstrates that over the longer time period, there will be a reduction in shinglesincidence driven by the depletion of the source of shingles reactivation; however in the short to medium term some age cohorts may experience an increase in shingles incidence."

So not exactly. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:02, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

  1. ^ Rafferty, E; McDonald, W; Qian, W (2018). "Evaluation of the effect of chickenpox vaccination on shingles epidemiology using agent-based modeling". PeerJ. 6: e5012. doi:10.7717/peerj.5012.