Varicella zoster virus meningitis complicating sodium stibogluconate treatment for cutaneous leishmaniasis

Joshua D. Hartzell*, Naomi E. Aronson, Sudhir Nagaraja, Tim Whitman, Clifton A. Hawkes, Glenn Wortmann

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Abstract

Sodium stibogluconate (Pentostam®; GlaxoSmithKline) is a pentavalent antimonial compound used in the treatment of leishmaniasis, which has an association with reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV). We report the first known case of an immunocompetent adult who developed VZV aseptic meningitis and dermatomal herpes zoster during treatment with sodium stibogluconate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-592
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume74
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

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