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Herpes zoster infection and Ogilvie's syndrome in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with hypogammaglobulinemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11688352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case of a 43-year-old male with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (stage IV B), and hypo-IgG and IgM, who developed acute colonic pseudo-obstruction or Ogilvie's syndrome during chemotherapy, is presented. The simultaneous occurrence of a unilateral segmental vesicular rash indicative of herpes zoster infection suggests an etiopathogenetic relationship between the colonic pseudo-obstruction and herpetic involvement of the motor celiac sympathetic ganglia. The rapid resolution of the abdominal dilation and the functional recovery from the colonic pseudo-obstruction after anti-viral therapy is also consistent with the diagnostic hypothesis.
R Giunta; M A Marfella; A Maffei; G Lucivero
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annali italiani di medicina interna : organo ufficiale della Società italiana di medicina interna     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0393-9340     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Ital. Med. Int.     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-01     Completed Date:  2002-06-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806705     Medline TA:  Ann Ital Med Int     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
VI Division di Medicina Interna ed Immunoallergologia, Dipartimento di Gerontologia, Geriatria e Malattie del Metabolismo, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli.
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MeSH Terms
Agammaglobulinemia / complications*
Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction / complications*
Herpes Zoster / complications*
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / complications*

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