U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination

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

Preda-Naumescu A, Elewski B, Mayo TT
Med Clin North Am 2021 Jul;105(4):783-797. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2021.04.012. PMID: 34059250
Achdout H, Lustig S, Israely T, Erez N, Politi B, Tamir H, Israeli O, Waner T, Melamed S, Paran N
Vaccine 2017 Jul 24;35(33):4245-4254. Epub 2017 Jun 20 doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.06.014. PMID: 28625523
Wollenberg A, Seba A, Antal AS
Br J Dermatol 2014 Jul;170 Suppl 1:7-11. Epub 2014 May 9 doi: 10.1111/bjd.12975. PMID: 24720588

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Hodara E, Ong PY
Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2022 Dec;63(3):390-397. Epub 2022 Sep 17 doi: 10.1007/s12016-022-08953-x. PMID: 36114947
Traidl S, Roesner L, Zeitvogel J, Werfel T
Allergy 2021 Oct;76(10):3017-3027. Epub 2021 May 3 doi: 10.1111/all.14853. PMID: 33844308
Yue H, Umehara Y, Trujillo-Paez JV, Peng G, Nguyen HLT, Chieosilapatham P, Kiatsurayanon C, Song P, Okumura K, Ogawa H, Ikeda S, Niyonsaba F
Clin Exp Allergy 2021 Mar;51(3):382-392. Epub 2021 Jan 14 doi: 10.1111/cea.13820. PMID: 33394511
Damour A, Garcia M, Seneschal J, Lévêque N, Bodet C
Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2020 Aug;59(1):1-18. doi: 10.1007/s12016-019-08768-3. PMID: 31836943
Sun D, Ong PY
Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 2017 Feb;37(1):75-93. doi: 10.1016/j.iac.2016.08.015. PMID: 27886912

Diagnosis

Moustafa GA, Shinder R
J Pediatr 2022 Sep;248:126. Epub 2022 Jun 16 doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.06.015. PMID: 35716717
Hoyt BS, Cowdrey MC, Guill MA, Linos KD
Cutis 2020 Jul;106(1):E12-E14. doi: 10.12788/cutis.0049. PMID: 32915945
Robinson SK, Jefferson IS, Agidi A, Moy L, Lake E, Kim W
Cutis 2020 Mar;105(3):132-136. PMID: 32352437
Damour A, Garcia M, Seneschal J, Lévêque N, Bodet C
Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2020 Aug;59(1):1-18. doi: 10.1007/s12016-019-08768-3. PMID: 31836943
Cooper BL
J Emerg Med 2017 Sep;53(3):412-413. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2016.12.004. PMID: 28992872

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
Br J Dermatol 2022 Dec;187(6):888-899. Epub 2022 Oct 26 doi: 10.1111/bjd.21867. PMID: 36082590Free PMC Article
Cooper BL
J Emerg Med 2017 Sep;53(3):412-413. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2016.12.004. PMID: 28992872
Wollenberg A
Chem Immunol Allergy 2012;96:89-95. Epub 2012 Mar 13 doi: 10.1159/000331892. PMID: 22433376
Reed JL, Scott DE, Bray M
Clin Infect Dis 2012 Mar;54(6):832-40. Epub 2012 Jan 30 doi: 10.1093/cid/cir952. PMID: 22291103
Kress DW
Curr Opin Pediatr 2011 Aug;23(4):403-6. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e3283483efd. PMID: 21670682

Prognosis

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
Navratil M, Ožanić Bulić S, Pustišek N, Ulamec M, Kralj R
Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2021 Nov;29(4):238-240. PMID: 36896697
Sohail M, Khan FA, Shami HB, Bashir MM
J Pak Med Assoc 2016 Nov;66(11):1357-1361. PMID: 27812048
Bussmann C, Peng WM, Bieber T, Novak N
Expert Rev Mol Med 2008 Jul 14;10:e21. doi: 10.1017/S1462399408000756. PMID: 18620613
Cram DL
Calif Med 1973 Feb;118(2):5-12. PMID: 4701711Free PMC Article

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
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
Br J Dermatol 2022 Dec;187(6):888-899. Epub 2022 Oct 26 doi: 10.1111/bjd.21867. PMID: 36082590Free PMC Article
Luca NJ, Lara-Corrales I, Pope E
J Pediatr 2012 Oct;161(4):671-5. Epub 2012 May 9 doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.03.057. PMID: 22575249
Beck LA, Boguniewicz M, Hata T, Schneider LC, Hanifin J, Gallo R, Paller AS, Lieff S, Reese J, Zaccaro D, Milgrom H, Barnes KC, Leung DY
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009 Aug;124(2):260-9, 269.e1-7. Epub 2009 Jun 27 doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2009.05.020. PMID: 19541356Free PMC Article
Niimura M, Nishikawa T
Am J Med 1988 Aug 29;85(2A):49-52. PMID: 3044093

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

Supplemental Content

Table of contents

    Practice guidelines

    • PubMed
      See practice and clinical guidelines in PubMed. The search results may include broader topics and may not capture all published guidelines. See the FAQ for details.

    Recent activity

    Your browsing activity is empty.

    Activity recording is turned off.

    Turn recording back on

    See more...