1. Department of Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, India.
2. Department of Critical care Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, India.
Chicken pox (Varicella) infection is generally present in children and caused by Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV). There are quite a number of case reports of hypercoagulable state leading to deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and other thromboembolic sequelae following varicella induced auto antibodies to natural anticoagulants in children. But such a clinical entity is rarely seen in adults. Here we report a rare case of CVST in an adult due to low protein S levels following varicella zoster infection.
Keywords: Adults, auto antibodies, thrombosis, varicella zoster, hypercoagulable