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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 213-214

Psoriasis herpeticum due to Varicella zoster virus: A Kaposi's varicelliform eruption in erythrodermic psoriasis


Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Gurvinder P Thami
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh-160 030
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.96197

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Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (KVE) or eczema herpeticum is characterized by disseminated papulovesicular eruption caused by a number of viruses like Herpes simplex virus I and II, Coxsackie virus, and Vaccinia and Small pox viruses in patients with pre-existing skin disease. The occurrence of KVE with psoriasis has been reported recently as a new entity psoriasis herpeticum. The rare causation of psoriasis herpeticum due to Varicella zoster virus in a patient with underlying psoriasis is being reported for the first time.


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