Necrosis of nose skin after varicella zoster infection: A case report

Bart Jorrit Snel*, Giuseppe Visconti, Patrice D. Grabietz, Paul M. N. Werker

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Abstract

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is the causal agent of varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles). Primary VZV infection is a common childhood disease, but elderly patients and those having a compromised immune system are also at risk. We present the case of progressive necrosis of the nose skin in a patient with a compromised immune system and a generalised VZV infection. During the course of his hospital stay and follow-up, the lesion gradually improved with conservative treatment. (C) 2009 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E445-E447
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Volume63
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May-2010

Keywords

  • Necrosis
  • Varicella
  • VZV
  • STREPTOCOCCAL NECROTIZING FASCIITIS
  • CLINICAL-FEATURES
  • VIRUS

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