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Kaposi varicelliform eruption

MedGen UID:
7194
Concept ID:
C0022504
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Eruption, Kaposi Varicelliform; Eruption, Kaposi's Varicelliform; Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption; Kaposi's Varicelliform Eruption; Kaposis Varicelliform Eruption; Varicelliform Eruption, Kaposi; Varicelliform Eruption, Kaposi's
SNOMED CT: Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (186535001); Eczema herpeticum - Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (186535001)

Definition

A disseminated vesicular-pustular eruption caused by the herpes simplex virus (HERPESVIRUS HOMINIS), the VACCINIA VIRUS, or Varicella zoster (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). It is usually superimposed on a preexisting, inactive or active, atopic dermatitis (DERMATITIS, ATOPIC). [from MeSH]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVKaposi varicelliform eruption

Professional guidelines

PubMed

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Recent clinical studies

Etiology

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Diagnosis

Traidl S, Roesner L, Zeitvogel J, Werfel T
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Rogel-Vence M, González-Ruiz L, Franco-Muñoz M, Garrido-Martín JA
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Kress DW
Curr Opin Pediatr 2011 Aug;23(4):403-6. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e3283483efd. PMID: 21670682

Therapy

Simpson EL, Merola JF, Silverberg JI, Reich K, Warren RB, Staumont-Sallé D, Girolomoni G, Papp K, de Bruin-Weller M, Thyssen JP, Zachariae R, Olsen CK, Wollenberg A
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Min Z, Gnann JW Jr
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Mooney MA, Janniger CK, Schwartz RA
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Prognosis

Yuan LF, Zhao TW, Ran LW, Yang K, Wu Y, Lun WH
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J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2022 Jun;36(6):807-819. Epub 2022 Feb 25 doi: 10.1111/jdv.18008. PMID: 35170821Free PMC Article
Fivenson DP, Breneman DL, Wander AH
Arch Dermatol 1990 Aug;126(8):1037-9. PMID: 2200344
Cram DL
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Clinical prediction guides

Traidl S, Heinrich L, Siegels D, Rösner L, Haufe E, Harder I, Abraham S, Ertner K, Kleinheinz A, Schäkel K, Wollenberg A, Effendy I, Quist S, Asmussen A, Wildberger J, Weisshaar E, Wiemers F, Brücher JJ, Weidinger S, Schmitt J, Werfel T; TREATgermany Study Group
J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2023 Dec;21(12):1490-1498. Epub 2023 Oct 9 doi: 10.1111/ddg.15205. PMID: 37814394
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Recent systematic reviews

Starkey SY, Mar K, Khaslavsky S, Seeburruth D, Khalid B, Virmani D, Lam JM, Mukovozov I
Pediatr Dermatol 2024 Jan-Feb;41(1):23-27. Epub 2023 Oct 25 doi: 10.1111/pde.15461. PMID: 37877202
Bosma AL, Ascott A, Iskandar R, Farquhar K, Matthewman J, Langendam MW, Mulick A, Abuabara K, Williams HC, Spuls PI, Langan SM, Middelkamp-Hup MA
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2022 Jun;36(6):807-819. Epub 2022 Feb 25 doi: 10.1111/jdv.18008. PMID: 35170821Free PMC Article

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