Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Vol. 15 No. 4 (2021): Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

Varicella Pneumonia in an Elderly Patient

Isidro Lumanpauw (Unknown)
Usman Hadi (Unknown)

Article Info

Publish Date
16 Aug 2021


Varicella pneumonia is a common complication in adults, while it is a mild and self-limiting disease inchildren. Elderly patients may have severe manifestations compared to adults due to the weakening oftheir immune system in clearing the virus. Treatment with intravenous acyclovir and varicella-zosterimmunoglobulin (VZIG) offers a good prognosis, while the use of steroids is still debated. Despite standardmanagement, our case presents a fatality in an older woman with varicella pneumonia.

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