Red Lesions on Face and Body and Fever

  • Hossein EsmaeilzadehEmail author

Practical Points

  • Viral and bacterial pathogens especially HSV and Staphylococcus can superimpose atopic dermatitis lesions.

  • Eczema herpeticum is a disseminated HSV-1 infection, appearing in patients with underlying skin condition, commonly atopic dermatitis.

  • Extensive cutaneous vesicular eruptions and superimposed bacterial infections are features of eczema herpeticum that prove to be fatal if untreated.


Eczema herpeticum Atopic dermatitis Herpes simplex virus Human papillomavirus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Allergy Research Center, Namazi HospitalShiraz University of Medical SciencesShirazIran

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