Delir wahrend der oralen therapie eines herpes zoster mit aciclovir. Kasuistik und kurzubersicht uber zentral-nervose nebenwirkungen von aciclovir

Translated title of the contribution: Delir during oral therapy of a herpes zoster with acyclovir

J. S. Braun, I. Apel, S. Schäffer, M. Schumacher, M. Berger

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In differential diagnosis of a delir also adverse effects of medicaments have to be taken into account beside other causes. We report a case of an agitated delir with nocturnal disturbance of consciousness, confusion, restlessness and sleeplessness. This delir existed exclusively during the therapy of a cutaneous herpes zoster with zovirax® pills which can only be explained by a causal connection - after exclusion of other causes. As a so far undescribed predisposition for neurotoxicity of oral therapy with acyclovir signs of vascular encephalopathy were found in the patient's cranial magnetic resonance imaging. The central nervous side effects of acyclovir were summarized shortly.

Translated title of the contributionDelir during oral therapy of a herpes zoster with acyclovir
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1015-1018
Number of pages4
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Acyclovir
  • Adverse effects
  • Psychosyndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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