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Scand J Infect Dis. 1991;23(3):283-5.

Varicella-zoster infection in adults with cystic fibrosis: role of acyclovir.

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Regional Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Monsall Hospital, University of Manchester School of Medicine, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Of 159 adult patients with cystic fibrosis, 5 were documented to have varicella-zoster infection that resulted in an infective pulmonary exacerbation that required intravenous acyclovir and additional antibiotic treatment. Stable serial pulmonary function values were observed over a 1-year period in 4 patients and no complications resulted from treatment. Early treatment with acyclovir in combination with appropriate antibiotics may prevent pulmonary deterioration in adult patients with cystic fibrosis who develop varicella-zoster infection.

PMID:
1882193
DOI:
10.3109/00365549109024311
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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