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Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption Treatment & Management

  • Author: David T Robles, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
 
Updated: Aug 20, 2015
 

Medical Care

Antivirals are used in the treatment of Kaposi varicelliform eruption (KVE). See Medication.

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Consultations

Consultation with an ophthalmologist is indicated when eye involvement is suspected. Herpetic keratitis can lead to scarring. Fortunately, ocular herpetic infection in the setting of Kaposi varicelliform eruption (KVE) is rare.

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Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

David T Robles, MD, PhD Dermatologist, Chaparral Medical Group

David T Robles, MD, PhD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

Jacquiline Habashy, MSc Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Jacquiline Habashy, MSc is a member of the following medical societies: American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Richard P Vinson, MD Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L Foster School of Medicine; Consulting Staff, Mountain View Dermatology, PA

Richard P Vinson, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, Texas Medical Association, Association of Military Dermatologists, Texas Dermatological Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Jeffrey J Miller, MD Associate Professor of Dermatology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; Staff Dermatologist, Pennsylvania State Milton S Hershey Medical Center

Jeffrey J Miller, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, Society for Investigative Dermatology, Association of Professors of Dermatology, North American Hair Research Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

William D James, MD Paul R Gross Professor of Dermatology, Vice-Chairman, Residency Program Director, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

William D James, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, Society for Investigative Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgements

Eric W Hossler, MD Staff Physician, Departments of Dermatology and Dermatopathology, Geisinger Medical Center

Eric W Hossler, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, and Medical Dermatology Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Paul Krusinski, MD Director of Dermatology, Fletcher Allen Health Care; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Kerry A Lavigne, MD Resident Physician, Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center

Kerry A Lavigne, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, and Pennsylvania Medical Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Jeffrey K McKenna, MD Associate, Mohs Surgeon, Soderstrom Dermatology Center, SC

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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Erythematous vesicles characteristic of eczema herpeticum with associated impetiginous crust.
Infant with crusted, erythematous, umbilicated vesicles of eczema herpeticum and associated periorbital edema.
Kaposi varicelliform eruption occurring with underlying Darier disease.
Characteristic umbilicated vesiculopustules on the thigh of a child with a preexisting atopic dermatitis.
 
 
 
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