ND CHARKES - Annals of internal medicine, 1961 - annals.org
Purpura is an unusual complication of chickenpox. On the basis of differences in etiology,
clinical manifestations, prognosis, and therapy, five major purpuric syndromes may be
recognized in this disease: febrile purpura, malignant chickenpox with purpura,
postinfectious purpura, purpura fulminans, and anaphylactoid (Schönlein-Henoch) purpura.
In addition, bleeding may result from secondary infection, with or without gangrene, or, more
rarely, from hemorrhagic nephritis.