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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-31

Kaposi's Varicelliform Eruption In Allergic Contact Dermatitis



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Devinder Mohan Thappa


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A 42 year old male having airborne allergic contact dermatitis suddenly developed high grade fever, chills and prostation on 7th day of admission. Two days later he developed generalized papulovescles which became haemorrhagic and crusted within one to two days. These lesions later evolved into grouped erosions. Simultaneously, he developed swelling of the face and generalized lymphadenopathy. Tzanck smear demonstrated giant cell and the patients was diagnosed as having kaposis’s varicelliform eruption. He responded to oral acycolvir. The case is reported for its rarity.


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