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Arch Iran Med. 2018;21(5): 223-225.
PMID: 29738266
Scopus ID: 85054097837
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Case Report

Early Treatment Was Life Saving in Varicella Pneumonia of an Immunocompetent Adult

Neslihan Çelik 1*, Onur Çelik 2, Onur Ünal 1

1 Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Erzurum Region Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
2 Chest Disease, Erzurum Region Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: *Corresponding Author: Neslihan Çelik, MD; Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Erzurum Region Training and Research Hospital, Turkey. 25240 Yakutiye/Erzurum. Tel: +904422325330, Email: , Email: drneslihancelik@yahoo.com.tr

Abstract

Chickenpox, an infection of childhood with vesicular skin rash, is caused by varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Although the infection is rare in adults, it can cause serious complications Varicella pneumonia is the most encountered complication. In this report, a VZV pneumonia case in a previously healthy adult is presented. The patient was treated with early intravenous acyclovir and both clinical and radiographic recovery has been observed.

Cite this article as: Çelik N, Çelik O, Ünal O. Early treatment was life saving in varicella pneumonia of an immunocompetent adult. Arch Iran Med. 2018;21(5):223–225.
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Submitted: 19 Apr 2017
Accepted: 10 Jan 2018
ePublished: 01 May 2018
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