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Atypical, generalized cutaneous varicella zoster in a patient on chemotherapy for leiomyosarcoma
Ashley N. Elsensohn1, Maryam Liaqat2, Dante Garcia3., Charay Jennings-Dver4, Gregory Simpson5
1Department of Internal Medicine, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA.
2Department of Dermatology, Cooper University. Camden, NJ.
3San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Caguas, PR.
4Pathology Associates, Clovis,CA.
5Division of Dermatology, UCSF-Fresno. Fresno, CA.

Article ID: 100008Z10AE2015
doi:10.5348/Z10-2015-8-CR-8

Address correspondence to:
Ashley Elsensohn
MD MPH, Department of Internal Medicine
Lankenau Medical Center, 100 E Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood
PA 19096

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Elsensohn AN, Liaqat M, Garcia D, Jennings-Dover C, Simpson G. Atypical, generalized cutaneous varicella zoster in a patient on chemotherapy for leiomyosarcoma. J Case Rep Images Oncology 2015;1:32–35.


Abstract
Introduction: Most cases of atypical generalized varicella zoster virus (VZV) have been reported in patients with post-renal transplantation or hematogenous malignancy.
Case Report: We present a unique case of atypical, generalized cutaneous VZV in a solid tumor patient. Of interest, our patient was immunocompromised secondary to chemotherapy for a stage IV leiomyosarcoma.
Conclusion: This case highlights the diverse presentation and subsequent challenges in the diagnosis of generalized zoster, which carries a high mortality in elderly and various immunocompromised populations. The case briefly reviews diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations, as well as complications of generalized zoster. We recommend a high level of clinical suspicion and a low threshold for treatment of suspected disseminated zoster in immunosuppressed, solid tumor patients.

Keywords: Atypical VZV, Cutaneous VZV, Generalized Zoster, Varicella


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Author Contributions
Ashley Nicole Elsensohn – Conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Maryam Liaqat – Conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Dante Garcia – Analysis and interpretation of data, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Charay Jennings-Dover – Analysis and interpretation of data, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Gregory Simpson – Analysis and interpretation of data, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
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