[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
January 2, 1978

Disseminated Varicella Complicating Ulcerative Colitis

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Pediatric Surgery (Drs Grosfeld, Lowe and Keene), Pediatric Gastroenterology (Dr Fitzgerald), and Pediatric Pathology (Dr Gonzales-Crussi), Indiana University School of Medicine, and the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.

JAMA. 1978;239(1):45-46. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280280045025
Abstract

Disseminated varicella is an uncommon complication of ulcerative colitis, despite the frequent use of steroid therapy in this disorder. Fatal varicella infection occurred in a patient with ulcerative colitis who was receiving steroid therapy. This observation suggests that zoster-immunoglobulin should be administered to patients exposed to varicella with ulcerative colitis who are receiving steroid therapy.

(JAMA 239:45-46, 1978)

×