OJPed  Vol.1 No.1 , March 2011
A Life-Threatening Condition in A Child With Chicken Pox: Eczema Herpeticum
ABSTRACT
Eczema herpeticum is a severe infectious eruption caused by Herpes group viruses. The disease usually occurs in the patients with pre existing dermatosis, expecially atopic dermatitis. A three-year-old boy who has high fever and widespread skin eruptions with vesiculopustuler eruptions, erosions and ulcers was brought out to our emergency clinic. The patient had no pre-existing dermatosis, but he had suffered from chicken-pox. As serological, the antibodies of Varicella-IgM and Herpes simplex-IgM were positive. Eczema Herpeticum which occurred on a chicken-pox was diagnosed according to his history, physical examination, laboratory and pathologic findings. Acyclovir and empiric antibiotherapy together with the symptomatic therapy were used for treatment. His skin lesions recovered in one week after these therapies. The aim of this case-report is to emphasize the features of eczema herpeticum which occurred on a pre-existing varicella eruption.

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nullCELTIK, C. , KARAL, Y. , KIBRIS, A. , KIRCUVAL, D. and TUZUN, B. (2011) A Life-Threatening Condition in A Child With Chicken Pox: Eczema Herpeticum. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 1, 1-3. doi: 10.4236/ojped.2011.11001.
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