Varicella Zoster Infection: A Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain Mimicking Acute Abdomen

Deniz Olmez, Alper Boz, Nazif Erkan

Abstract


Varicella zoster is an acute viral infection that results from reactivation of a latent varicella zoster virus. It usually occurs in adult population and immune compromised patients. It rarely occurs in healthy children. Here we present a 14 years old male with varicella zoster that had abdominal pain mimicking acute abdomen to alert others who are consulted for the differentiation of acute abdomen and others who may be consulted for pain management.



doi:10.4021/jocmr2009.09.1259


Keywords


Varicella zoster; Abdominal pain

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