ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Volume : 43 Issue : 5 Year : 2021
A Case Report of Varicella Pneumonia in an Immunocompetent Adult [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(4): 400-402 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2020.88288

A Case Report of Varicella Pneumonia in an Immunocompetent Adult

Nevin Ince1, Özge Kılınçel2, Işılay Tanışman1, Ali Rıza Gürbüz1
1Department of Infectious Diseases, Düzce University Faculty of Medicine, Düzce, Turkey
2Department of Medical Microbiology, Düzce Atatürk State Hospital, Düzce, Turkey

Background: Chickenpox is a mild, highly infectious viral disease seen in childhood. However, the course tends to be severe in adults and immunosuppressive individuals.
Case Report: A 40-year-old man with no known history of chronic disease presented to our hospital emergency department with widespread eruptions over the entire body and cough. Varicella pneumonia was diagnosed based on the patient being in contact with his children who had shortly previously contracted chickenpox, typical cutaneous lesions, and the clinical and thoracic computerized tomography findings. The patient was treated with acyclovir and antibiotics in terms of secondary bacterial infection. Complete healing was achieved after 7 days of treatment.
Conclusion: This case is presented to draw attention to pneumonia, a severe complication of chickenpox.

Keywords: Chickenpox, immunocompetent, pneumonia.

Nevin Ince, Özge Kılınçel, Işılay Tanışman, Ali Rıza Gürbüz. A Case Report of Varicella Pneumonia in an Immunocompetent Adult. Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(4): 400-402

Corresponding Author: Nevin Ince, Türkiye
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