Article in Japanese
A case report of childhood stroke; a rare complication in varicella zoster infection
Koji YOKOYAMA1), Keigo HAMAHATA1), Akira YOSHIDA1)
Major complications of varicella zoster virus infection are bacterial infections of the skin, encephalitis and pneumonia. Stroke is a rare involvement in this disease. Here a 4 year old boy was reported suffering from hemiplegia due to stroke after chickenpox. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated stoke in the middle cerebral artery region. Anticoagulant, antiplatelet, antiviral and prednisolone therapy prevented neurological complications. Hemiplegia can occur after varicella zoster virus infection. There must be more awareness of stroke and its importance in pediatric health.
1) Department of Pediatrics, Japanese Red Cross Wakayama Medical Center
|Received||October 14, 2015|
|Accepted||February 3, 2016|