Treatment of human polyomavirus-7-associated rash and pruritus with topical cidofovir in a lung transplant patient: Case report and literature review

Shane D.B. Smith, Gulsun Erdag, Jonathan D. Cuda, Sophie Rangwala, Nicholas Girardi, Kristin Bibee, Jonathan B. Orens, Maria Dioverti Prono, Tuna Toptan, Manisha J. Loss

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Abstract

Human polyomavirus-7-associated rash and pruritus (PVARP) is a chronic superficial viral skin infection, which primarily impacts immunocompromised individuals. We report on a case of PVARP in a lung transplant recipient. Our patient developed symptoms 13 years after being on his immunosuppressive regimen, with an insidious course of progressive gray lichenification with marked islands of sparing and quality of life-altering pruritus. Treatment for PVARP is not established; however, topical cidofovir combined with immunomodulation may offer sustained therapeutic benefit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere12793
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cidofovir
  • human polyomavirus-7
  • peacock plumage
  • pruritus
  • rash
  • solid organ transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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