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A 6-year-old boy presents to the clinic because of a rash. He had a sore throat yesterday. He awoke this morning with an itchy rash on his abdomen. He has “felt warm” for the past 2 days. His temperature is 39.4°C (103°F). He is irritable but cooperative. The rash on his abdomen is erythematous, with vesicles grouped on an erythematous base. A diagnosis of chickenpox is made.
Which of the following potential complications can be successfully treated with intravenous acyclovir?
A. Bacterial superinfection
B. Isolated cerebellar ataxia
D. Varicella conjunctivitis
E. Varicella pneumonia
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