criteria for admission of a pregnant woman with chickenpox to a hospital

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Criteria for admission of a pregnant woman with chickenpox to a hospital

Absolute indicators

  • chest symptoms
  • neurological symptoms other than headache
  • haemorrhagic rash or bleeding
  • severe disease - dense rash/numerous mucosal lesions
  • significant immunosuppression

Contributory factors

  • pregnancy approaching term;
  • bad obstetric history;
  • smoker;
  • chronic lung disease;
  • poor social circumstances;
  • GP unable to monitor patient closely

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Last reviewed 01/2018