Symptoms usually occur 10-21 days after contact with the chickenpox virus. Initial symptoms include:
Within 1-2 days after the initial symptoms, a rash develops.
Characteristics of the rash include:
Chickenpox. American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at:
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/chickenpox.html. Updated May 2010. Accessed May 30, 2013.
Chickenpox (varicella). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at:
http://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/. Updated April 25, 2013. Accessed May 30, 2013.
Last reviewed March 2015 by David L. Horn, MD, FACP
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