Reactions 1704, p315 - 2 Jun 2018 Various toxicities: case report A middle-aged man [specific age not stated] developed Varicella zoster virus infection, Herpes simplex virus- associated Bell’s palsy, latent tuberculosis, hepatitis B, osteopenia and Cushing’s syndrome during treatment with prednisolone [route, dosage, duration of treatment to reactions onsets and outcomes not stated]. The man, who had pemphigus vulgaris was receiving treatment with high dose prednisolone. He was hospitalised for a flare of the pemphigus vulgaris. He also presented with Varicella zoster virus infection and Herpes simplex virus- associated Bell’s palsy due to the immunosuppression. During the six months hospitalisation period, the man was treated with prednisolone, azathioprine, immune globulin, valaciclovir and other unspecified medications. He also developed hepatitis B, latent tuberculosis, osteopenia and Cushing’s syndrome because of his chronic steroid use. He required treatment for hepatitis B and latent tuberculosis. Author comment: "Due to his immunosuppression, he also presented with [Varicella zoster virus] and [Herpes simplex virus]-associated Bell’s palsy." "As a result of his chronic steroid use, he required treatment for latent tuberculosis and hepatitis B, and developed osteopenia and Cushing syndrome." Huang N. Complications associated with pemphigus vulgaris and its treatment: A case study. Australasian Journal of Dermatology 59 (Suppl. 1): 74-75, May 2018. Available from: URL: http://doi.org/10.1111/ajd.17_12815 [abstract] - Australia 803323240 0114-9954/18/1704-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 2 Jun 2018 No. 1704
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