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

Elwir, Saleh M.; Shaffer, Christopher C.; Arvan, Susan W.; Kuperman, Ethan F.
January 2013
Gastroenterology & Hepatology;Jan2013, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p54
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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