Varicella infection in adult renal allograft recipients: experience at one center.

  title={Varicella infection in adult renal allograft recipients: experience at one center.},
  author={Antolina Rodriguez-Moreno and Ana I S{\'a}nchez-Fructuoso and Natividad Calvo and Natalia Ridao and Jos{\'e} Javier Conesa and Maria Fernanda Teiga Marques and Dolores Prats and Alberto Barrientos},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  volume={38 8},
Disseminated varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection in adult renal allograft recipients is a rare but potentially fatal illness. We retrospectively collected the cases of VZV infection that occurred in 812 adult renal transplant recipients, performed between 1995 and 2004 at our institution. Eight patients developed varicella (1%), seven men and one woman. The overall median age was 38 years (range = 31 to 64). The median time from transplantation to infection was 32 months (range = 2 to 92… CONTINUE READING
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