Central nervous system ischemia after varicella infection and desmopressin therapy for enuresis

J. Michael Wieting, Dennis D. Dykstra, Michael P. Ruggiero, G. Barry Robbins, Kimberly Galusha

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Abstract

A 7-year-old boy had a left-sided cerebrovascular accident 48 hours after beginning intranasal desmopressin acetate (DDAVP) therapy for persistent secondary nocturnal enuresis and approximately 2 weeks after varicella infection. A possible connection between desmopressin therapy or varicella infection (or both) and the patient's neurologic symptoms is discussed, as is the relationship of desmopressin with hypercoagulability. Suggestions for patient/parent education, medical history taking, and patient surveillance are offered to prescribing physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-295
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Volume97
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1997

Keywords

  • DDAVP
  • Desmopressin acetate
  • Enuresis
  • Ischemia
  • Varicella

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