Herpes zoster-associated encephalitis in a patient undergoing capd: Case report and literature review

Kim C.E. Sigaloff, Carola W.H. de Fijter

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-394
Number of pages4
JournalPeritoneal Dialysis International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007


  • Acyclovir neurotoxicity
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Varicella zoster virus encephalitis

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