CT appearance of Varicella Zoster lesions in liver and spleen in an immunocompetent patient

Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Lena Li Lin Lo

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Abstract

An adult patient presented with vesicular rash and abdominal pain of 5 days duration. His initial laboratory results showed elevated liver enzymes. A contrast enhanced CT scan demonstrated multiple small hypodense nodules in liver and spleen. His serum was reactive for Varicella Zoster IgM. Patient was treated with intravenous Acyclovir for 5 days and followed up with oral tablets for 2 weeks. At 3 weeks, CT scan showed resolution of hypodense nodules and his serum liver enzymes returned to normal at 6 weeks. Patient is on follow up and asymptomatic for 2 years. The CT appearances of nodules and their resolution following specific antiviral therapy are useful in diagnosis and in follow up of disseminated Varicella Zoster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-305
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Virology
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • CT
  • Disseminated
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Systemic
  • Varicella Zoster

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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