Psoriasis Herpeticum: An infrequent entity
Keywords:Psoriasis herpeticum, Kaposi varicelliform eruption, Psoriasis
AbstractKaposi varicelliform eruption (KVE) is a distinct cutaneous eruption caused by several viruses like herpes simplex, vaccinia, varicella zoster and coxsackie A16 in preexisting dermatoses. It is most commonly associated with atopic dermatitis. Psoriasis herpeticum is the term linked with psoriasis. It manifests as disseminated vesiculopustular eruption predominating over head and neck but can also have a localized variety. Clinical diagnosis is the primary element for recognition along with Tzanck smear. The infrequent association of psoriasis and KVE is intriguing in this case. We intend to report a case of Kaposi varicelliform eruption in an adult male with psoriasis.
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