Herpes zoster encephalopathy or acyclovir neurotoxicity: a management dilemma.


This is a case report of a 69-year-old morbidly obese woman who presented with mental status changes after she was treated with acyclovir for shingles. The predominant symptoms were word-finding difficulties and visual hallucinations. Complicating her presentation was acyclovir-induced acute renal injury causing her creatinine level to rise up to 7.4 mg/dL… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-201941


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