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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*<3% of Eczema patients develop Eczema Herpeticum (4).
  
 
* The following is associated with increased susceptibility to Eczema Herpeticum (2):
 
* The following is associated with increased susceptibility to Eczema Herpeticum (2):
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File:Eczema Herpeticum picture.png|Eczema Herpeticum in immunocompromised patient.  Source: See references below (2).
 
File:Eczema Herpeticum picture.png|Eczema Herpeticum in immunocompromised patient.  Source: See references below (2).
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File: Eczema_Herpticum_picutre_2.jpg| Eczema herpticum in child.  Source: see references below (4)
 
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Revision as of 13:51, 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
  • <3% of Eczema patients develop Eczema Herpeticum (4).
  • The following is associated with increased susceptibility to Eczema Herpeticum (2):
    • 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

  • Aronson PL, Yan AC, Mittal MK, Mohamad Z, Shah SS. Delayed Acyclovir and Outcomes of Children Hospitalized With Eczema Herpeticum. Pediatrics. 2011;128(6):1161-1167. doi:10.1542/peds.2011-0948.
  • 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.
  • Hinz T, Zaccaro D, Byron M, et al. ATOPIC DERMO-RESPIRATORY SYNDROME IS A CORRELATE OF ECZEMA HERPETICUM. Allergy. 2011;66(7):925-933. doi:10.1111/j.1398-9995.2010.02538.x.
  • Leung DYM. Why is eczema herpeticum unexpectedly rare? Antiviral research. 2013;98(2):153-157. doi:10.1016/j.antiviral.2013.02.010.