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Herpes simplex dermatitis

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Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: eczema herpeticum; eczema herpeticum (disorder) [ambiguous]; Herpes; Herpes Simplex Dermatitis; herpes simplex dermatitis; Herpes simplex virus dermatitis; Simplexvirus caused dermatitis; Simplexvirus dermatitis
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0004712


Localized rash characterized by grouped vesicles or pustules on an erythematous base that is caused by herpes simplex virus infection. [from NCI]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVHerpes simplex dermatitis

Professional guidelines


Umene K, Yoshida M, Sakaoka H
J Med Virol 1996 Aug;49(4):329-32. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9071(199608)49:4<329::AID-JMV12>3.0.CO;2-5. PMID: 8877767

Recent clinical studies


Chess J, Marcus DM
Ann Ophthalmol 1988 Nov;20(11):431-5, 438. PMID: 3266067

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