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eczema herpeticum

(Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption) a skin eruption, typically in children or young adults, of widespread vesicles and ulcers caused by herpes simplex. This is due to impaired barrier ...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
73 words

... herpeticum ( Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption ) a skin eruption, typically in children or young adults, of widespread vesicles and ulcers caused by herpes simplex. This is due to impaired barrier function in skin with eczema. Clinical features include fever, malaise, and lymphadenopathy. Rarely, the infection may become systemic and be life-threatening. Eczema herpeticum is commonly misdiagnosed as a bacterial infection. Treatment is with systemic antivirals and hospitalization may be...

eczema herpeticum

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(Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption) a skin eruption, typically in children or young adults, of widespread vesicles and ulcers caused by herpes simplex. This is due to impaired barrier function in skin ...

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