Varicella-Zoster Virus-Induced Hepatitis in a Liver Transplant Recipient: A Case Report

Acar S., Gencdal G., Kirimlioglu H., Polat K. Y. , ÇAĞATAY A. A. , Akyildiz M.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.51, no.4, pp.1193-1195, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2019.01.092
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1193-1195
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Infections after solid organ transplantation are a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection after solid organ transplantation is rare. Here we present a case presenting with acute hepatitis and shingles after a liver transplantation (LT). A 36-year-old male patient underwent a liver transplantation; 7 months later his liver function tests increased. An examination and test results revealed that he had VZV-induced hepatitis. After VZV treatment, his test results returned to normal levels. Hepatic involvement of VZV infection is rare, but it may be fatal in immunocompromised individuals. Early diagnosis and early initiation of antiviral therapy is important in the control of hepatitis and rare hepatotropic viruses in immunocompromised individuals.