A case of herpes virus infection on the background of chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation from a family donor

S.O. Nykytyuk, N.B. Haliyash, S.V. Yevtushenko, Z.Ya. Borys


The article presents a clinical case of herpes virus infection that developed in a 14-year-old boy against the background of chronic kidney disease stage 5 with chronic renal failure grade IV. The adolescent got a transplant from a family donor and received immunosuppressive medications. The peculiarity of the presented clinical case is the need for risk assessment and decision making on the patient’s treatment, since renal failure is a contraindication for the prescription of antiviral drugs (in particular, acyclovir).


adolescent; herpetic infection; acute herpes zoster; renal failure; contraindications for treatment

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