A Case of Chickenpox Developing 11 Years after Renal Transplantation


AKYOL D. , PULLUKÇU H. , ÇELTİK A. , MERMUT G. , Isikgoz M. T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, cilt.29, ss.93-95, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2020.3603
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.93-95

Özet

In solid organ transplant recipients, it is recommended that the necessary vaccinations be completed at least 4 weeks before transplant. Chickenpox infection in adulthood can lead to serious clinical conditions such as pneumonia, hepatitis, and central nervous system infections. Herein, the case of chickenpox in a 36-year-old female patient with renal transplantation for end-stage renal disease due to vesicoureteral reflux 11 years previously and without a history of chickenpox or its vaccination before and after transplantation is reported. In this case, because of the development of thrombocytopenia associated with intravenous acyclovir, treatment was successfully concluded with oral valacyclovir.