Eczema herpeticum: a dermatologic emergency.

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Abstract

Eczema herpeticum is a potentially life-threatening herpetic superinfection of a pre-existing skin disease. Despite the availability of antiviral therapies, eczema herpeticum remains a dermatologic emergency today. Two representative cases of eczema herpeticum along with discussion of the etiology, means of diagnosis, treatments, and complications of eczema herpeticum are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDermatology nursing / Dermatology Nurses' Association
Volume14
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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