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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In the present communication, two cases of Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption occurring in adults will be described. D ICD – All patients were treated with oral or parenteral acyclovir with a dose ranging from to mg per day until complete resolutionwhereas in 10 patients, systemic antibiotic was added. Textbook of atopic dermatitis. It concomitantly occurs with preexisting skin conditions,[ 3 ] mostly atopic dermatitis ADwith a higher prevalence in childhood,[ 1 ] although it can occur at any age.
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Kaposi’s Varicelliform Eruption
However, adult cases have been reported. It is more common in children, mainly because of its relationship with AD, although cases in healthy adults have also been reported.
Erosions covered by hematic crusts on a Right ear, b abdomen, and c face; d clusters of vesicles on right index finger. KVE usually develops in patients with preexisting chronic dermatoses, especially atopic dermatitis.
J Am Acad Dermatol. The highlights of our case series is the low frequency of the disease and the unusual presentation of cases in the same family. Differential Diagnosis Kaposi varicelliform eruption may be confused with various conditions: Show details Treasure Island FL: National Center for Biotechnology InformationEruptoin.
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It is inexpensive, easily applicable, and quick to perform. We conducted a retrospective observational study that included 19 patients [ Table 1 ] between 0 and 55 years who were diagnosed with KVE between 01 March and 01 March KVE was first described by Moritz Kaposi in the 19 th century, who assumed it was a fungal infection, whereas Juliysber argued that it was caused by bacterias.
This article has been cited erupgion other articles in PMC. Although the pathogenesis of KVE is not completely elucidated, it is well recognized that the patients with diseases with underlying skin barrier damage and those with immune deficiencies are the most susceptible. Three cases of Kaposi’s varicelliform varricelliform in psoriasis. Kaposi varicelliform eruption in patients with Darier disease: Abstract Kaposi’s kaplsi eruption is a rare and potentially fatal viral infection caused mainly by reactivation of herpes simplex virus.
It is held that defective skin barrier acting in conjunction with immune deficiencies seems to lead to the development of the disease. In the 20 th century Freun showed cytoplasmic inclusions confirming the viral etiology. Unusual complication of vemurafenib treatment of metastatic melanoma: This infection affects multiple organskzposi the eyesbrainlungand liverand can be fatal. McKenna J, Krusinski P.
Prognosis Kaposi varicelliform eruption is a serious condition that may have fatal outcomes. Pearls and Other Issues Kaposi varicelliform kaposo should be diagnosed accurately since it may have fulminant outcomes.
Prophylactic treatment with systemic antibiotics is recommended to prevent secondary kposi infection. Open in a separate window. Rapidly increasing incidence of Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption in patients with atopic dermatitis. Costa Ferreira Torres, T.
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