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August 1982

Treatment of Eczema Herpeticum With Vidarabine

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(8):597-598. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650200065019

• A patient with atopic dermatitis and severe progressive eczema herpeticum was treated with parenteral vidarabine. Within 12 hours after the initiation of therapy, new lesions had ceased to develop. A recurrent infection six months later was treated with vidarabine and responded similarly.

(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:597-598)