Bronchial ulceration as a prognostic indicator for varicella pneumonia: case report and systematic literature review.

@article{Inokuchi2013BronchialUA,
  title={Bronchial ulceration as a prognostic indicator for varicella pneumonia: case report and systematic literature review.},
  author={Ryota Inokuchi and Kensuke Nakamura and Hajime Sato and Kazuaki Shinohara and Yuta Aoki and Kent Doi and Masataka Gunshin and Takeshi Ishii and Takehiro Matsubara and Takahiro Hiruma and Susumu Nakajima and Naoki Yahagi},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={360-4}
}
Adult varicella pneumonia is a common and serious complication of varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in pregnant woman and immunocompromised individuals, with mortality rates of 30-50%. The poor prognosis is attributable to very aggressive disease progression and delayed onset of treatment. Here, we present a case of varicella pneumonia in a 69-year-old woman following long-term immunosuppressive treatment for kidney transplant. Respiratory failure developed within 3 d after admission for… CONTINUE READING