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Title: CT appearance of Varicella Zoster lesions in liver and spleen in an immunocompetent patient
Authors: Venkatesh, S.K. 
Lo, L.L.-L.
Keywords: CT
Disseminated
Liver
Spleen
Systemic
Varicella Zoster
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Venkatesh, S.K., Lo, L.L.-L. (2006). CT appearance of Varicella Zoster lesions in liver and spleen in an immunocompetent patient. Journal of Clinical Virology 36 (4) : 303-305. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
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. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Clinical Virology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/25498
ISSN: 13866532
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