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Digestive Disorders

Chicken Pox

01/15/2009

Question:

Is chicken pox harmful to ulcerated colitis?

Answer:

Yes, patients with ulcerative colitis, especially if taking immunosuppression medications can have a worse case of chicken pox than people without ulcerative colitis and should be monitored closely.

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Response by:

Julia Gore Thornton, MD Julia Gore Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University