Acute retinal necrosis as a novel complication of chickenpox in adults

Toshihiko Matsuo, M. Koyama, N. Matsuo

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Abstract

Three patients in their 20s suffered from chickenpox while in an immunocompromised state: one in pregnancy, one during a long course of corticosteroid for severe nephrotic syndrome, and the third with repeated upper airway infection due to bronchiectasis. They developed acute retinal necrosis about three weeks after the onset of chickenpox. Since acute retinal necrosis threatens sight, this unusual complication of chickenpox in adults needs serious consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-444
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume74
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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Acute Retinal Necrosis Syndrome
Chickenpox
Bronchiectasis
Nephrotic Syndrome
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Pregnancy
Infection

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ophthalmology

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Acute retinal necrosis as a novel complication of chickenpox in adults. / Matsuo, Toshihiko; Koyama, M.; Matsuo, N.

In: British Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 74, No. 7, 1990, p. 443-444.

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