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July 1964

Zoster in a Patient With Atopic Dermatitis

Author Affiliations


Fellow in Dermatology (Dr. von Gemmingen); Section of Dermatology (Dr. Winkelmann).

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(1):95-96. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600010101022

This case report demonstrates the evolution of a zoster eruption in a patient with atopic dermatitis. The atopic host reacts to a superimposed zoster infection in the usual manner without serious sequelae in contrast to vaccinia and herpes simplex which produce Kaposi's varicelliform eruption.