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Subject: What are serious complications of chicken pox in adults

Date: Tue Feb 2 23:40:42 1999
Posted by Jenny Edwards
Grade level: nonaligned
School: private citizen
City: Snohomish State/Province: WA
Country: No country entered.
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 918020442.Me

My 30-year old son just developed chicken pox (while caring for 
his 2.5 yr. old).  Is there any truth to the old wives tail that 
sterility can result?  He is otherwise very healthy.  I've 
searched the web in vain but can't find anything that addresses 
this potential complication.  Your response is greatly 

Re: What are serious complications of chicken pox in adults

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