Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/203610
Title:
A virulent vasculopathy
Authors:
Molloy, A.; Forde, D.; De Gascun, C.; Fanning, N.; Wyse, G.; O'Toole, O.
Citation:
A virulent vasculopathy 2011, 2011 (mar24 1):bcr1120103481 Case Reports
Journal:
Case Reports
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/203610
DOI:
10.1136/bcr.11.2010.3481
Additional Links:
http://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/doi/10.1136/bcr.11.2010.3481
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Arteriopathy is an uncommon complication of primary varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in the immunocompetent adult. We report a case of a 39-year-old woman known to be VZV negative prior to the event. She presented to the emergency department having experienced an episode of expressive aphasia and right upper limb paraesthesia lasting 15 min. The symptoms followed a 3-day period of general malaise, arthralgia and a generalised maculopapular itchy rash involving face and limbs. No immunocompromise was detected but an infectious contact was identified in the home. Imaging findings were consistent with a focal cerebritis/vasculopathy and VZV infection was confirmed with cerebrospinal fluid PCR analysis. Resolution of radiological signs occurred following prompt treatment with appropriate antivirals.
ISSN:
1757-790X

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dc.contributor.authorMolloy, A.en
dc.contributor.authorForde, D.en
dc.contributor.authorDe Gascun, C.en
dc.contributor.authorFanning, N.en
dc.contributor.authorWyse, G.en
dc.contributor.authorO'Toole, O.en
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-18T15:40:52Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-18T15:40:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationA virulent vasculopathy 2011, 2011 (mar24 1):bcr1120103481 Case Reportsen
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr.11.2010.3481-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/203610-
dc.descriptionArteriopathy is an uncommon complication of primary varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in the immunocompetent adult. We report a case of a 39-year-old woman known to be VZV negative prior to the event. She presented to the emergency department having experienced an episode of expressive aphasia and right upper limb paraesthesia lasting 15 min. The symptoms followed a 3-day period of general malaise, arthralgia and a generalised maculopapular itchy rash involving face and limbs. No immunocompromise was detected but an infectious contact was identified in the home. Imaging findings were consistent with a focal cerebritis/vasculopathy and VZV infection was confirmed with cerebrospinal fluid PCR analysis. Resolution of radiological signs occurred following prompt treatment with appropriate antivirals.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/doi/10.1136/bcr.11.2010.3481en
dc.titleA virulent vasculopathyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCase Reportsen
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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