When is viral testing indicated in the workup of atopic dermatitis (eczema)?

Updated: Mar 13, 2019
  • Author: Brian S Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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One report describes localized varicella lesions developing in preexisting infectious or inflammatory dermatitis; no clear evidence of full-blown chickenpox was seen. The authors suggest viral testing may be needed if vesicular or ulcerative lesions develop within a preexisting dermatitis. [45]


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