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Title: Varicella-zoster virus infection associated with acute liver failure
Authors: Dits, Hilde ×
Frans, Eric
Wilmer, Peter Alexander
Van Ranst, Marc
Fevery, Johan
Bobbaers, Herman #
Issue Date: Jul-1998
Series Title: Clinical Infectious Diseases vol:27 issue:1 pages:209-210
Abstract: Although acute liver failure due to the varicella-zoster virus is rare, it is frequently fatal. Immunologic impairment is a significant predisposing factor. Classic symptoms at presentation are rash, abdominal pain, and fever. After some days patients go on to develop full-blown liver failure. The diagnosis can be confirmed by histological examination and electron microscopy with fluorescent staining, immunohistochemistry, and in situ hybridization of the liver. In cases of high suspicion, acyclovir therapy should not be delayed.
ISSN: 1058-4838
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology (Rega Institute)
Hepatology
Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Medicine Teaching Programs
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