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Varicella-Zoster Virus and Cerebral Aneurysm: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Nikhil Bhayani, Prachi Ranade, Nina M. Clark and Marcella McGuinn

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 47, issue 1, pages e1-e3
Published in print July 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/588842
Varicella-Zoster Virus and Cerebral Aneurysm: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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We report a case of varicella-zoster vasculopathy that occurred in a 42-year-old renal transplant recipient with concurrent vertebral artery aneurysm and dissection. The patient was successfully treated with embolization and acyclovir therapy. Here, we review the English literature regarding the association of varicella-zoster virus infection with cerebral aneurysm.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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