Eczema fendille

Clinical manifestation

Presents as clusters of umbilicated vesiculo-pustules in areas where the skin has been affected by a preexistent dermatitis; umbilicated vesiculopustules progress to erosions, usually over the upper trunk and head; vesicles often become hemorrhagic and crusted, coalescing to form large, denuded plaques that bleed and sometimes become secondarily infected with bacteria

Differential diagnosis

Impetigo; varicella; contact dermatitis; bul-lous pemphigoid; dermatitis herpetiformis; erythema multiforme; pemphigus


Acyclovir; valacyclovir References

Mooney MA, Janniger CK, Schwartz RA (1994) Kaposi's varicelliform eruption. Cutis 53(5):243-245

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