What is eczema herpeticum?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Folusakin O Ayoade, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Eczema herpeticum is secondary HSV infection superimposed on an underlying damaged or diseased skin, as seen in uncontrolled atopic dermatitis. Extensive infection can occur and increases the risk of invasive disease, increased morbidity, and mortality.


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