Fulminant Varicella Zoster Infection with Multiorgan Involvement A Case Report

Sudheer P S Ahamed, Abdullah Balkhair, Rajan Krishnan

Abstract


Varicella zoster infections are considered to be mild and ubiquitous infections predominantly affecting the paediatric population. However, in adults and in specific groups of patients, such as those who are immunosuppressed, varicella infections can be fulminant and life threatening. We here present a case report of a young female patient with a normal immune system who had a fulminant varicella infection with multiorgan involvement.



Keywords


Chickenpox; Herpes virus 3, human; Rhabdomyolysis; Disseminated intravascular coagulation; Pneumonia; Case report; Oman

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