Chicken pox/ cerebellum infection in 14 year old girl
A young girl of 14 in our children s home here in Ghana developed chicken pox 2 weeks ago. the chicken pox cleared she however developed severe vomiting and was admitted to a local hospital here. She was severely dehydrated. She was extremely confused and was unable to walk or talk. She is now talking in mono symbols and walking with difficulty. She also tends to shout while talking. An MRI was conducted and the doctor says she developed an infection in the cerebellum and that all these symptoms will eventually clear back to normal. Could you please give me more info on this as I am going to be taking care of her at my home before we return her to the children s home.
Thanks for the query
Looks like the chicken pox has developed systemic complications. It needs to be treated with iv acyclovir and the child has be to in the icu. In complicated chicken pox the prognosis is very guarded
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Answered: Fri, 12 Aug 2011
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