An unusual varicella zoster infection complicated by purpura fulminans and multiorgan failure in a healthy infant


Kalyoncu M. , ODEMIS E., AYNACI M., Karacal U. , OKTEN A. N.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.35, no.1, pp.74-76, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/0036554021000026990
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-76

Abstract

The case is reported of a 2-y-old boy who developed purpura fulminans, meningoencephalitis, pneumonia complicated by adult respiratory distress syndrome and acute renal failure after varicella. These complications of varicella are extremely rare in a healthy infant.