Compartment syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulation, pneumonia, and acute renal failure due to varicella in a previously healthy child


CAMLAR S. A. , ÇAKIR M. , OZDOGAN E. B. , Kaya A. , KERİMOĞLU S. , OKTEN A. N.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.46, ss.471-474, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/00365548.2014.896033
  • Dergi Adı: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.471-474

Özet

Varicella infections are usually considered to be benign. Although very rare, infection of an immunocompetent patient by this virus may result in a severe illness. We describe a case of varicella infection in a previously healthy, immunocompetent 5-y-old boy, complicated with compartment syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), pneumonia, and acute renal failure. He was treated successfully with aciclovir and intravenous immunoglobulins for the varicella infection, a fasciotomy for compartment syndrome, and fresh frozen plasma for DIC.