TITLE

Disseminated Varicella Zoster Virus Infection with Encephalitis in a UC Patient Receiving Infliximab

AUTHOR(S)
Elwir, Saleh M.; Shaffer, Christopher C.; Arvan, Susan W.; Kuperman, Ethan F.
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Gastroenterology & Hepatology;Jan2013, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of an unvaccinated 71-year-old man with ulcerative colitis (UC) and infected with Varicella zoster virus (VZV). It states that the patient experienced altered mental status, gait instability, and progressive weakness over several days. It suggests that health care providers should assess the vaccination status of their patients and give them the appropriate vaccines for their disease.
ACCESSION #
86415357

 

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