Varicella Zoster Complicated By Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Clinico-Pathological Correlation Of A Rare Clinical Manifestation Of A Benign Disease

  • KV Vinu Balraam Dept of Laboratory Sciences, Military Hospital Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Nitin Sagar Taneja Dept of Laboratory Sciences, Military Hospital Jabalpur, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Seema Sharma Dept of Laboratory Sciences, Military Hospital Jabalpur, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Toyaja M Jadhav Dept of Laboratory Sciences, Airforce Hospital, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Alok D Sen Dept of Laboratory Sciences, Military Hospital Jabalpur, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Keywords: Chickenpox, disseminated intravascular coagulation, varicella zoster virus infection

Abstract

Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) infections are considered to be mild and ubiquitous infections predominantly affecting the pediatric population. However, in adults and immunocompromised patients, this apparently benign self-limiting course can have protean complications with a rapidly downhill course. We present a rare case report of a young individual with a probably compromised immune system who had a fulminant VZV infection complicated with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) resulting in death.

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Published
2024-02-04
Section
Case Report