Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption Treatment & Management

Updated: Dec 13, 2017
  • Author: David T Robles, MD, PhD, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Antivirals are used in the treatment of Kaposi varicelliform eruption (KVE). [34] 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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Long-Term Monitoring

Patients with Kaposi varicelliform eruption (KVE) should return for follow-up care in approximately 2 weeks to assess treatment response and to monitor for sequela.

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