Table 2.

Clinical Characteristics of Primary Varicella Illness Among 52 Cases With Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infection and 172 Controls With Uncomplicated Varicella

(n = 52)
Controls (n = 172) %P Value
Duration of rash (d)
Total number of pox lesions
Mucosal involvement
Duration of fever (days)*
Mean maximum daily T*
Proportion of days with T >39.4°C*
Exposure to varicella
  • NS indicates not significant.

  • * Oral temperature includes the period from the day before appearance of the varicella rash through the index day.