Eczema herpeticum

► Asteatotic eczema

Synonym(s)

Kaposi varicelliform eruption; eczema vaccinatum

Definition

Eruption caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV)-i, herpes simplex virus (HSV)-2, Coxsackie A16 virus, or vaccinia virus that infects a preexisting dermatosis, most commonly atopic dermatitis

Pathogenesis

Caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV)-i, herpes simplex virus (HSV)-2, Coxsackie Ai6 virus, or vaccinia virus infecting a preexisting dermatosis; possibly associated with local T-cell immune defect, low NK cells, and/or a low antibody titer against the infective organism

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