Systemic herpes simplex virus infection in a child with eczema herpeticum

Mami Akamatsu, Yoshiki Kawamura, Hiroki Miura, Erina Sugimoto, Kaoru Okamoto, Yoichi Nakajima, Kei Kozawa, Gen Furukawa, Makito Tanaka, Kazuko Kudo, Tetsushi Yoshikawa

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Eczema herpeticum (EH) is a disseminated cutaneous infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) that develops in patients with atopic dermatitis. The kinetics and clinical significance of HSV viremia in EH are poorly understood. Herein, we report HSV DNAemia in a child with EH 12 months after the completion of chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-583
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology


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