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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Bestue M, Cordero A. Differential diagnoses are chickenpox, impetigo, contact dermatitis,[ 1 ] and smallpox vaccine could also be done. Please review our privacy policy. Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption is a rare varicdlliform potentially fatal viral infection caused mainly by reactivation of herpes simplex virus. We present a case series that includes four adults, familial cases, and previously healthy patients.

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Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; Patients with Kaposi varicelliform eruption present with a sudden skin eruption of painful clusters of umbilicated vesicles and pustules. Parvovirus B19 Erythema varicdlliform Reticulocytopenia Papular purpuric gloves and socks syndrome. That the condition may be caused by the virus of herpes simplex has been conclusively demonstrated by a.

In five patients a skin biopsy was taken, showing intraepidermal vesicle and peripheral ballooning degeneration further confirming the diagnosis. The highlights of our case series is the low frequency of the disease and the unusual presentation of cases in the same family. Clear Turn Off Turn On. PubMed Links to PubMed.


Kaposi’s Varicelliform Eruption

Although there is no consensual therapeutic approach, the early varicellicorm of antiviral therapy in association with systemic antibiotics is crucial. Create a free personal account to make a comment, download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts and more.

KVE is characterized by vesicopustules, some umbilicated and other eroded, and extended in clusters.

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Kaposi varicelliform eruption should be diagnosed accurately since it may have fulminant outcomes. The most commonly reported cases occur in patients with atopic dermatitis. Prognosis Kaposi varicelliform eruption is a serious condition that may have fatal outcomes. Authors Mehdi Karray 1 ; Asmahen Souissi. It can be treated with systemic antiviral drugssuch as aciclovir or valganciclovir. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

In fact, a histological examination may confirm a diagnosis that may not have been thought of clinically, whereas polymerase chain reaction will detect viral DNA by Polymerase Chain Reaction. Get free access to newly published articles.


KVE usually develops in patients with preexisting chronic dermatoses, especially atopic dermatitis. To access free kqposi choice questions on this topic, click here. Privacy Policy Terms of Use. Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account.

Turn recording back on. Chickenpox Herpes zoster Herpes zoster oticus Ophthalmic zoster Disseminated herpes zoster Zoster-associated pain Modified varicella-like syndrome.

The head was the most commonly involved site, followed by trunk and limbs. There has been a significant increase in the communications of KVE cases since due to the drastic increase in HSV infection in the world. Kaposi vzricelliform eruption eczema herpeticum Dermatol Online J. Kaposi varicelliform eruption may be associated with systemic symptoms such as malaise, high temperature, and swollen lymph nodes. In a clockwise kapsi Questions To access free multiple choice questions on this topic, click here.

Erosions covered by hematic crusts on a Right ear, b abdomen, and c face; d clusters of vesicles on right index finger. Ocular anomalies include uveitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and blepharitis.

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