An 8-year-old girl with atopic dermatitis presented with a 3-day history of a diffuse eruption of pruritic, umbilicated, erythematous vesicles with erosion and crusting on the flexor surfaces of the legs (Panel A) and arms. Her parents reported that eczematous lesions had previously occurred in these locations. The patient was afebrile, and no lymphadenopathy was present. A vesicle was unroofed, and cytologic analysis of the fluid revealed giant, ballooned keratinocytes that were consistent with herpes virus infection. A direct fluorescent antibody test was positive for herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1. The patient received a diagnosis of eczema herpeticum, an eruption of a viral infection on a preexisting site of skin disease — typically, atopic dermatitis.

Eczema herpeticum

Micali, Giuseppe
;
Lacarrubba, Francesco
2017-01-01

Abstract

An 8-year-old girl with atopic dermatitis presented with a 3-day history of a diffuse eruption of pruritic, umbilicated, erythematous vesicles with erosion and crusting on the flexor surfaces of the legs (Panel A) and arms. Her parents reported that eczematous lesions had previously occurred in these locations. The patient was afebrile, and no lymphadenopathy was present. A vesicle was unroofed, and cytologic analysis of the fluid revealed giant, ballooned keratinocytes that were consistent with herpes virus infection. A direct fluorescent antibody test was positive for herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1. The patient received a diagnosis of eczema herpeticum, an eruption of a viral infection on a preexisting site of skin disease — typically, atopic dermatitis.
2017
Child; Dermatitis, Atopic; Female; Herpesvirus 1, Human; Humans; Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption; Leg; Superinfection; Medicine (all)
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