Volume 74, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Sodium stibogluconate (Pentostam®; GlaxoSmithKline) is a pentavalent antimonial compound used in the treatment of leishmaniasis, which has an association with reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV). We report the first known case of an immunocompetent adult who developed VZV aseptic meningitis and dermatomal herpes zoster during treatment with sodium stibogluconate.


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  • Received : 26 Feb 2005
  • Accepted : 08 Nov 2005
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