17. Management of Varicella Zoster Virus

  1. Deepali Kumar MD, MSc, FRCPC and
  2. Atul Humar MD, MSc, FRCPC
  1. Marian G. Michaels MD, MPH

Published Online: 5 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch17

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

How to Cite

Michaels, M. G. (2011) Management of Varicella Zoster Virus, in The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections (eds D. Kumar and A. Humar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch17

Editor Information

  1. Transplant Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Division of Pediatric Infectious, Diseases, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658277

Online ISBN: 9781444397949



  • management of varicella zoster virus;
  • primary therapy;
  • alternative therapy;
  • primary infection (chickenpox);
  • disseminated herpes zoster (one dermatome, non-contiguous) - or end-organ disease;
  • localized reactivated infection herpes zoster (shingles);
  • post-exposure management;
  • CNS, cytomegalovirus;
  • varicella vaccine - not approved for use after transplantation;
  • SOT, solid organ transplant