Difference between revisions of "Eczema herpeticum"

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*Development of vesicular eruptions in areas of epidermis previously affected by atopic dermatitis
 
*Development of vesicular eruptions in areas of epidermis previously affected by atopic dermatitis
 
*fever is common
 
*fever is common
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* The following is associated with increased susceptibility to Eczema Herpeticum:
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**Early age of onset of eczema
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**Larger surface area of eczema
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**Eczema of the head/neck
  
  

Revision as of 13:40, 21 January 2016

Background

  • May be life-threatening

Clinical Features

  • Development of vesicular eruptions in areas of epidermis previously affected by atopic dermatitis
  • fever is common
  • The following is associated with increased susceptibility to Eczema Herpeticum:
    • Early age of onset of eczema
    • Larger surface area of eczema
    • Eczema of the head/neck


Differential Diagnosis

Herpes Simplex Virus-1

Diagnosis

Management

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References

  • Bagazgoitia L, Beà S, Garate M, Moreno R, Jaén P. ECZEMA HERPETICUM IN A PATIENT WITH TERMINAL RENAL FAILURE UNDER NARROW-BAND UVB THERAPY. Indian Journal of Dermatology. 2010;55(2):200-201. doi:10.4103/0019-5154.62744.