Disseminated Herpes Zoster in a Patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia: A case study

Authors

  • Md Salahuddin Shah Associate Professor, Dept. of Haematology, Room No: 1509, Block: D, BSMMU, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Masuda Begum Chairman, Dept. of Haematology, BSMMU, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Mujahida Rahman Medical Officer, Dept. of Haematology, BSMMU, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Saqi Md Abdul Baqi Resident, Dept. of Haematology, BSMMU, Shahbag, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v44i1.36806

Keywords:

Herpes zoster(HZ), Acute lymphoblstic leukemia (ALL), Varicella zoster virus (VZV)

Abstract

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a member of Herpesviridae family. It can cause two distinct clinical entities: varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles).1,2Herpes Zoster(HZ) is painful, vesicular rash in a limited area on one side of body due to the reactivation of latent VZV in dorsal root ganglia.Involvement of three or more dermatomes is known as disseminated zoster and seen in immunocompromised individuals.It can occur at any age. The risk of herpes zoster increases with old age and in patients with reduced cell mediated immunity such as haematological malignancies, immunosuppressive therapies, HIV infection and transplant recipients. The incidence of herpes zoster has been variably reported as 2% in Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), 13% in Chronic lymphocytic leukemia(CLL) and 30% in transplantrecipients.3-5This was a rare case of disseminated herpes zoster in a patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemiadeveloped while on chemotherapy progressing to prolonged myelosuppression.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2018; 44(1):59-61

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Author Biography

Md Salahuddin Shah, Associate Professor, Dept. of Haematology, Room No: 1509, Block: D, BSMMU, Shahbag, Dhaka



Published

2018-06-06

How to Cite

Shah, M. S., Begum, M., Rahman, M., & Baqi, S. M. A. (2018). Disseminated Herpes Zoster in a Patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia: A case study. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin, 44(1), 60–63. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v44i1.36806

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Research Papers