Soonchunhyang Med Sci.  2013 Jun;19(1):6-9.

The Treatment Experience Used Famciclovir in Herpes Zoster with Voiding Dysfunction in Female Patients

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Gumi Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Gumi, Korea. dryunjh@schmc.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
Voiding dysfunction may be occurred due to the herpes zoster with lumbosacral lesion. We studied the clinical symptoms in patients with voiding dysfunction caused by herpes zoster.
METHODS
We have investigated the medical records in 10 patients. These patients had urinary symptoms associated with herpes zoster.
RESULTS
Dermatome levels were sacral(s) in 10 patients (s2, 4 patients; s3, 6 patients). Urologic symptoms were acute urinary retention in 10 patients who showed detrusor areflexia (7 patients) or detrusor hyporeflexia (3 patients) in urodynamics. All patients were managed by inserting catheter with alpha blocker. After 1 week we removed indwelling catheter. All patients were no problem in urination.
CONCLUSION
The cause of voiding dysfunction is not known clearly in herpes zoster infection. But we investigated that Famciclovir 750 mg using oral medication and the urethral catheter insertion performed by one week was recovered from herpes zoster. Authors think it is useful for patients with impaired urination.

Keyword

Herpes zoser; Voiding dysfunction; Famciclovir
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