† Herpes simplex usually presents with fairly characteristic skin lesions that are localized to small area. A less well appreciated presentation for herpes simplex is a varicelliform eruption that may be difficult to differentiate from chickenpox. We treated a patient with such an eruption who had systemic lupus erythematosus and was receiving oral prednisone. We also review seven other cases from the literature of varicella-like herpes simplex and discuss the role played by immunosuppression in herpetic infections.
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