Fulminant varicella zoster infection with multiorgan involvement: A case report

Sudheer P.S. Ahamed*, Abdullah Balkhair, Rajan Krishnan

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Abstract

Varicella zoster infections are considered to be mild and ubiquitous infections predominantly affecting the paediatric population. However, in adults and in specific groups of patients, such as those who are immunosuppressed, varicella infections can be fulminant and life threatening. We here present a case report of a young female patient with a normal immune system who had a fulminant varicella infection with multiorgan involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-343
Number of pages5
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2008

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Chickenpox
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • Herpes virus 3
  • Human
  • Oman
  • Pneumonia
  • Rhabdomyolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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