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, vol.46, no.6, pp.471-474, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

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.