Varicella zoster infection and pulmonary complications

Eyal Dahan, Claudia Simsolo, Monir Merei, Fina Vigder, Imad Tatoor, Arnon Blum

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A 34-year-old immunocompetent man with varicella zoster (VZ) infection developed deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after suffering severe pneumonitis. He recovered after treatment with acyclovir, high-dose steroids, and ventilatory support. The endothelial damage could be a direct link between VZ pneumonitis and pulmonary emboli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-450
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary emboli
  • Varizella zoster


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