Neurological complications of varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivation have rarely been described in dialysis patients. We report a case of a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patient who developed herpes zoster encephalitis. The patient was treated with acyclovir and steroids and had a slow but complete return to her prior cognitive status. The available literature is reviewed and the differential diagnosis with acyclovir toxicity is discussed.
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|Peritoneal Dialysis International
|Published - 1 Jul 2007
- Acyclovir neurotoxicity
- Chronic renal failure
- Varicella zoster virus encephalitis