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Case Report  |   May 1997
Central nervous system ischemia after varicella infection and desmopressin therapy for enuresis
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Case Report   |   May 1997
Central nervous system ischemia after varicella infection and desmopressin therapy for enuresis
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 1997, Vol. 97, 293. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.5.293
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 1997, Vol. 97, 293. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.5.293
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 patients 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.