Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption is a rare and potentially fatal viral infection caused mainly by reactivation of herpes simplex virus. It concomitantly occurs with. Disseminated herpes or vaccinia in the setting of underlying skin diseases is known as Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption (KVE). Patients typically present with. It is autosomal dominant in transmission. Patients with DWD are prone to frequent superinfection including the rare complication of Kaposi varicelliform eruption.

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We conducted a retrospective varicellifofm study that included 19 patients [ Table 1 ] between 0 and 55 years who were diagnosed with KVE between 01 March and 01 March Bestue M, Cordero A. A study of five cases. The distribution of affected skin reflects the crucial role of skin barrier impairment since Kaposi varicelliform eruption begins in areas of underlying dermatosis. Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption affecting conjunctival mucosa and periocular area. Histopathology A skin biopsy is not required to confirm a diagnosis, but if it is performed, histological findings include intra-epidermal blister, acantholysis, multinuclear giant cells with intranuclear inclusion, and ballooning degeneration of the keratinocytes.

Prophylactic treatment with systemic antibiotics is recommended to prevent secondary bacterial infection.

Garg G, Thami GP. Turn recording back on. Another developed it while on extracorporeal photopheresis for Sezary syndrome. Antiviral therapy is effective in reducing morbidity and preventing complications. Mehdi Karray ; Asmahen Souissi. Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles. Sex Transm Infect ; To erupfion free multiple choice questions on this topic, click here. It is and its positivity rules out smallpox and its vacccine, booming because of bioterrorism.


McKenna J, Krusinski P. Clinical features of Kaposi varicelliform eruption include widespread clusters of umbilicated vesicles and pustules that evolve into crusted skin erosions.

Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption eczema herpeticum is the name given to a distinct cutaneous eruption caused by herpes simplex and certain other viruses that infect persons with preexisting dermatosis. Detailed comparative studies of the isolated virus with that of vaccinia are recorded.

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Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption – StatPearls – NCBI Bookshelf

It eurption occurs with preexisting skin conditions,[ 3 ] mostly atopic dermatitis ADwith a higher prevalence in childhood,[ 1 ] although it can occur at any age. For outpatients the administration of oral valacyclovir had a higher bioavailability. J Am Acad Dermatol. Lately, KVE has been related to the use of methotrexate and retinoids in patients with psoriasis, Darier, eruprion Hailey—Hailey.

Please review our privacy policy. Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption – StatPearls. In five patients a skin biopsy was taken, showing intraepidermal vesicle and peripheral ballooning degeneration further confirming the diagnosis. Unusual complication of vemurafenib treatment of metastatic melanoma: Four patients had generalized skin involvement [ Figure 1 ]. In addition, the Th-2 cytokine environment found in atopic dermatitis seems of crucial importance. It is inexpensive, easily applicable, and quick to perform.


Epub Feb Please review our privacy policy. Prognosis Kaposi varicelliform eruption is a serious condition that may have fatal outcomes.

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Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption: A case series

Widespread clusters of vesicles and erosions covered by hemorrhagic crusts. Rapidly increasing incidence of Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption in patients with atopic dermatitis.

Introduction Kaposi varicelliform eruption, also called eczema herpeticum, refers to a disseminated skin infection due to a virus that usually leads to localized vesicular eruptions, occurring in a patient with an underlying cutaneous disease.

D ICD – Herpes simplex Herpetic whitlow Herpes gladiatorum Herpes simplex keratitis Herpetic sycosis Neonatal herpes simplex Herpes genitalis Herpes labialis Eczema herpeticum Herpetiform esophagitis.

Although there is no consensual therapeutic approach, the early use of antiviral therapy in association with systemic antibiotics is crucial. It may affect general health and can be fatal.