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An outbreak of chickenpox in adult renal transplant recipients

Shahbazian, H. and Ehsanpour, A. (2007) An outbreak of chickenpox in adult renal transplant recipients. Experimental and Clinical Transplantation, 5 (1). pp. 604-606. ISSN 13040855 (ISSN)

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Infection with the varicella-zoster virus, the etiologic agent of chickenpox and herpes zoster, is more serious in immunosuppressed renal transplant recipients than it is in the general population. Chickenpox is a rare infection in adult renal transplant recipients; however, it is significant owing to the severity of its clinical features and its associated high mortality rate. To date, there are no reported outbreaks of primary varicella-zoster virus infection in adult renal transplant recipients. Here, we report 3 patients with chickenpox who presented to our center between May 2006 and June 2006. Copyright © Başkent University 2007 Printed in Turkey. All Rights Reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Epidemiology Herpes Kidney Organ graft Varicella-zoster virus aciclovir analgesic agent creatinine cyclosporin mycophenolic acid 2 morpholinoethyl ester opiate derivative prednisolone prednisone antivirus agent immunosuppressive agent abdominal pain abdominal tenderness adult anemia article case report chickenpox creatinine blood level degenerative disease drug megadose focal glomerulosclerosis graft recipient human immunosuppressive treatment kidney failure kidney graft rejection kidney transplantation living donor low back pain malaise male muscle weakness nausea and vomiting nuclear magnetic resonance imaging papulovesicular rash physical examination pustule renovascular hypertension spine disease drug combination epidemic intravenous drug administration Iran treatment outcome Acyclovir Antiviral Agents Disease Outbreaks Drug Therapy, Combination Humans Immunosuppressive Agents Injections, Intravenous
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 13:14

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