A case of recurrent eczema herpeticum (recurrent disseminated cutaneous herpes simplex) is presented. The patient had a previous history of atopic dermatitis. This case is believed to be the first reported instance of disseminated cutaneous herpes simplex recurring in an atopic patient at a time when the skin was clear of active atopic dermatitis. The significance of this observation is discussed.
MAILMAN CJ, MIRANDA JL, SPOCK A. Recurrent Eczema Herpeticum: Widespread Cutaneous Herpes Simplex in Atopic Patient Without Active Atopic Dermatitis. Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(6):815–818. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590300043013
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