Title: Acute liver failure due to Varicella zoster virus infection after lung transplantation: a case report
Authors: Verleden, Geert ×
Vos, Robin
Van Raemdonck, Dirk
Laleman, Wim
Vanaudenaerde, Bart #
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: Appleton & Lange
Series Title: Transplantation Proceedings vol:44 issue:5 pages:1457-1459
Abstract: Most adults are Varicella zoster virus (VZV)-positive at the age of 20 years. Some, however, remain antibody-negative and may develop primary chicken pox during adulthood. We report a patient with Williams-Campbell syndrome who underwent double-lung transplantation while being VZV-negative. One year after the successful procedure, he was admitted with fulminant hepatic failure and some cutaneous vesicles in his face. Despite a rapid diagnosis of VZV infection and treatment with acyclovir, his situation deteriorated within 24 hours and while awaiting an urgent liver transplantation, he developed multiple organ failure and died.
ISSN: 0041-1345
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Thoracic Surgery
× corresponding author
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