Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Abstract

Unusual Complication of Varicella Zoster (Vzv) Infection in a Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient

Shruti Prem, Santhosh Thyagu, Fotios V. Michelis, Dennis Kim, Auro Viswabandya, Rajat Kumar, Jeffrey Lipton.

Disseminated zoster in immune-compromised patients has been reported to have high mortality and can have atypical complications. Here we report a patient post-allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT) who presented with profound and prolonged hyponatremia secondary to SIADH complicating disseminated VZV infection. We also briefly review the literature related to this possibly under-appreciated complication.

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