Derm – Eczema Hepeticum

Eczema Herpeticum  – AKA Kaposi’s Varicelliform Eruption

  • Widespread eruption
  • Multiple crusted papules, blisters and erosions
  • Serious complication of atopic eczema or less commonly other skin conditions
  • Cause: Herpes Simplex Virus
  • Treatment:
    • Antivirals (eg Aciclovir)
    • Antibiotics for bacterial secondary infection
  • Complications:
    • Herpes Hepatitis
    • Encephalitis
    • Disseminated Intravascular coagulation
    • Rarely death