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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2018 ) > List of Articles
Ruchi Ohri, Varsha Vyas
Keywords : Anesthesia, Cesarean section, Pregnancy, Varicella zoster
Citation Information : Ohri R, Vyas V. Anesthetic Implications in a Primigravida Posted for Cesarean Section with Varicella Zoster Infection. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2018; 10 (4):291-292.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-10-2018
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).
Varicella zoster (VZ) is a highly contagious deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) virus. Varicella zoster infection (VZV) causes two distinct diseases; chicken pox as the primary infection and later when VZV reactivates shingles or herpes zoster. This infection has its clinical presentation as high fever followed by generalized vesicular lesions. Pruritic skin lesions start after 1 to 2 days of fever on the face and then progressed to all over body becoming pustular. The diagnosis of chickenpox is performed on the basis of clinical history and clinical classical sign and symptoms. It is a mild and self-limiting disease in children but severe complications like pneumonia, hepatitis, meningitis, encephalitis and bleeding diathesis can occur in adult and immuno-compromised person. We present the case of a primigravida with varicella who was posted for an emergency cesarean section and successfully managed.