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Disseminated herpes zoster in a pregnant woman positive for human immunodeficiency virus.
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PMID:  8267815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of disseminated herpes zoster in a pregnant patient positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Disseminated zoster was the first manifestation of HIV infection in this patient. In HIV-positive patients, zoster may be complicated by cutaneous dissemination, visceral involvement, and death. Intravenous acyclovir may prevent serious sequelae in both mother and fetus.
J C Petrozza; M Monga; B T Oshiro; J M Graham; J D Blanco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-31     Completed Date:  1994-01-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-4     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston 77026.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / drug therapy*
Acyclovir / therapeutic use*
Herpes Zoster / drug therapy*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / drug therapy*
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