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Image Number 475 (Eczema herpeticum)


Diagnosis: Eczema herpeticum

Site: Face

Sex: M

Age: 4

Type: Clinical

Description: Vesicles and crusted erosions

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Widespread herpes simplex virus infection may develop in patients with pre existing skin disorders especially those with atopic dermatitis.  Oral acyclovir remains the treatment of choice for eczema herpeticum.

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