Anales de Medicina Interna
versión impresa ISSN 0212-7199
BERNABEU MORA, R.; RUBIO GIL, E.; NAVARRO FUENTES, J. y SANCHEZ GASCON, F.. Pneumonia and acute renal failure complicating varicella in the adult. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2002, vol.19, n.3, pp.44-46. ISSN 0212-7199.
Varicella is a disease in childhood. When it affects adults, serious complications can develop, the most frequent and most dangerous being pneumonia. Acute renal failure is an exceptional complication which infrequently is reported in relevant current literature. The association of pneumonia with acute renal failure in a patient with varicella is unusual. We report a varicella case in an adult patient who suffered from pneumonia with respiratory distress syndrome and acute renal failure, both of them had a favourable clinical course.
Palabras clave : Varicella; Pneumonia; Acute renal failure.