Table 1.

Organisms Identified in 46 Infectious Complications of 42 Patients* After Varicella

GABHS*S aureusBothOtherNegative CultureNegative Culture and on AntibioticsNo Information
Cellulitis (n = 18)8 (3)2 (1)1 (0)1 (1)015
Abscess (n = 13)3 (1)3 (0)1 (0)0 312
Osteomyelitis (n = 2)1 (1)0 1 (1)0 002
Necrotizing fasciitis (n = 3)3 (1)0 0 0 000
Pyogenic arthritis (n = 5)2 (1)0 0 1 (1)002
Orbital cellulitis (n = 2)1 (1)0 0 0 001
Pneumococcal pneumonia (n = 1)0 0 0 1 (1)000
Total (n = 6)18 (8)*5 (1)3 (1)3 (1)3212
  • *  Three patients had >1 infectious complication.

  •  Invasive cases are in parentheses.