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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Click on image for details. None, Conflict of Interest: Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption eczema herpeticum is the name given to a distinct cutaneous eruption caused by herpes simplex and certain other viruses that vricelliform persons with preexisting dermatosis.

Most commonly it is associated with atopic dermatitis. We report a case of a three-year-old atopic child who presented with extensive vesicular eruption suggestive of Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption. There was history of fever, malaise and extensive vesicular eruptions.


Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption Shenoy MM, Suchitra U – Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol

Diagnosis was made based on clinical features and Tzanck smear examination. Patient responded adequately to oral acyclovir therapy.

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Kaposi’s Varicelliform Eruption

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