Renal dysfunction after oral acyclovir treatment in a geriatric woman: A case report


Yavuz B., Cankurtaran M., Halil M., Dagli N., Kirkpantur A., Ariogul S.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.37, no.8, pp.611-613, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00365540410021153
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.611-613

Abstract

Oral acylovir treatment rarely results in renal dysfunction. In reported cases concerning renal failure due to oral acyclovir, baseline creatinine levels were unknown or impaired or a predisposing factor for nephrotoxicity was present. We report a 78-y-old female with documented normal baseline renal function and no contributing possible nephrotoxic factor, who developed irreversible renal dysfunction after oral acyclovir treatment. We suggest that in geriatric age groups chronic renal insufficiency should be taken into consideration during oral acyclovir therapy.