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European Journal of Dermatology


Acute renal injury induced by oral valacyclovir Volume 28, numéro 1, January-February 2018

Department of Dermatology, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

A 71-year-old woman was admitted due to oliguria. Five days before admission, she was prescribed valacyclovir (VACV) at 3,000 mg/day to treat herpes zoster on the left frontal and periorbital region. After three days of treatment, she noticed oliguria (urinary volume<400 mL/day), nausea, and loss of appetite. The related laboratory tests were performed one day before admission. Full blood count revealed a slight increase in neutrophils, with normal eosinophil counts and coagulation factors. [...]