Author Affiliations: Departments of Dermatology (Drs Yasuda, Sugiura, and Akiyama) and Virology (Dr Kimura), Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan; Departments of Dermatology (Dr Ishikawa and Kihira) and Pediatrics (Dr Negishi), Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital, Tajimi, Japan; Department of Pediatrics, Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Science, Nagoya (Drs Iwayama and Ito); and Department of Pathology, Hamamatsu Medical University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan (Dr Kosugi).
Although perinatal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is common, symptomatic CMV infection is a rare complication in immunocompetent infants. We describe herein CMV-associated bullae accompanied by CMV hepatitis in an immunocompetent newborn infant is reported.
The patient was a 1-month-old female infant of 39 weeks' gestation and vaginal delivery with no apparent complications. She presented with a history of crops of vesicles and bullae on the face, precordial area, and buttocks that began appearing at age 3 weeks and continued to appear. The lesions manifested as multiple 10-mm-diameter bullae with several crusts on the sites (Figure 1A and B).
Yasuda K, Sugiura K, Ishikawa R, Kihira M, Negishi Y, Iwayama H, Ito K, Kimura H, Kosugi I, Akiyama M. Perinatal Cytomegalovirus-Associated Bullae in an Immunocompetent Infant. Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(6):770-772. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.3258