Late-onset visceral varicella-zoster virus infection presented as acute liver failure after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

研究成果: Article


Although much less common than localized zoster, initial presentation of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) as visceral infection can occur especially after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We herein report a case of post-transplant visceral VZV infection presenting as fatal acute liver failure. It developed 4 years after allogeneic HSCT when a long-term prophylactic anti-VZV agent administration was discontinued. VZV should be listed as a causative pathogen of acute liver failure even years after allogeneic HSCT. Indication for, and duration of anti-VZV prophylaxis should be further investigated.

ジャーナルTransplant Infectious Disease
出版物ステータスPublished - 2019 1 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Infectious Diseases