A case of varicella zoster infection in kidney transplant recipient using immunosuppressantAbdirahim Ali Nur Adam, Abdulrashid Hashi Mohamed, Mohamed Osman Omar Jeele
- General Medicine
Key Clinical Message
Kidney transplant recipients must take lifelong immunosuppression to prevent acute or chronic allograft injury. However, they are also at risk for opportunistic infections due to compromised immune cell functionality. Disseminated HZ in kidney transplant recipients can result in a very high overall mortality rate of up to 30%. Here we described a 23‐year‐old male patient who presented to the emergency room with a complaint of high‐grade fever, chills, and non‐dermatomal lesion of varicella zoster skin infection that affected the face and trunk. After investigation the patient was diagnosed with chickenpox clinically and was managed with complete recovery and early hospital discharge.