Prevalence and Clinical Profile of Chicken pox among student nurses among Tertiary Care Hospital, Western Maharashtra

1Kirole Arati, Manisha Gholap, Dr Mahadeo Shinde, Anagha Katti


Varicella (chicken pox) is a highly contagious disease which is caused by Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), ubiquitous human α herpes virus. Chickenpox can cause serious complications and even death in persons without any risk factors. Outbreak of chickenpox is collected from 50 student nurses Medical Record Files for the study from the hospital during this experience. Objectives: 1. To assess clinical profile of student nurses affected with chickenpox at Tertiary Care Hospital, Western Maharashtra. 2. To determine the prevalence of chicken pox among student nurses at Tertiary Care Hospital, Western Maharashtra. 3. To find the association between selected clinical profile and selected socio-demographic variables of student nurses Tertiary Care Hospital, Western Maharashtra. Materials and Methods: The present study was a Retrospective record based study where 50 student nurses suffering from chickenpox record is observed with special reference to unusual complications and outcomes. Among 50 subjects were between age group 18 years 29 ( 58%) , while 50 (100%) were females whereas residential area Kerala 48 (96%) and maximum subjects in Christian religion 48 (96%) and in academic year 1st year students suffering 30 (60%)and unmarried 50 (100%). In summer season occurrence 34 (68 %) students were having chickenpox and 13(26%) cases found in monsoon season. Maximum 49 (98%) students are having 8-10 days of illness of period also no specific investigation done. All 50 students were given first line of treatment. In present study we concludes that majority of the Kerala students suffers with chicken pox when they are exposed to environment of Western Maharashtra So compulsory childhood varicella vaccination including vaccination of risk groups and susceptible individuals are essential to reduce the incidence of chickenpox, associated complications, and subsequent death.


Prevalence, Clinical Profile, Chicken Pox, Student Nurse

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