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Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…rianal lesions of herpes are usually caused by herpes simplex type II. Herpetic whitlow may occur when digits are exposed to herpetic lesions. Eczema herpeticum, superinfection of atopic dermatitis with HSV, is common and can be difficult to…

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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Treatment

…Begin antiviral and pain control therapy as soon as possible. Early aggressive treatment works best. Adverse effects of antiherpetic medications include crystal-induced nephropathy with acyclovir (although renal failure has also been reported with…

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Erythema Multiforme: Clinical Cases

…h hemorrhagic crusting A diagnosis of HSV-associated EM minor is rendered Since it has been several days since her orolabial herpetic flare, no antiviral therapy is given; the patient is counseled that if she develops frequent HSV recurrences with…

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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Key Points

…als over the age of 60, significantly reduces the risk of zoster reactivation as well as hospitalization for zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia. The zoster vaccine, like that for varicella, is made from live attenuated virus and is therefore…

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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: References

…nt of herpes zoster, Clin Infect Dis, 44 Suppl 1:S1-26. Gan EY, Tian EA, Tey HL. (2013) Management of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia, Am J Clin Dermatol, 14(2):77-85. Kim SR, Khan F, Ramirez-Fort MK, Downing C, Tyring SK. (2014) Varicella…

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Gonorrhea / Gonococcemia: Initial Evaluation

…Initial Evaluation Differential diagnosis Meningococcemia Hand, foot, and mouth disease Herpes simplex virus Herpetic whitlow Small vessel vasculitis / leukocytoclastic vasculitis…

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Herpes Simplex: Key Points

…the setting of immunosuppression, or superinfection of a pre-existing skin disease (usually atopic dermatitis, e.g., eczema herpeticum). Acyclovir is almost always the first-line treatment given to individuals with healthy immune systems; in…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…um chloride or Xerac-AC). Pitfalls Consider the differential diagnosis of folliculitis: frictional, gram-negative bacterial, herpetic, or Pityrosporum folliculitis. Appropriate microbiologic cultures are indicated if the folliculitis is not…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Clinical Cases

…w-up in 2 weeks Interim update Bacterial culture does not reveal any organisms Viral culture is notable for HSV-1 Diagnosis: herpetic folliculitis The patient is notified; patient reports that he has not improved on the doxycycline regimen;…

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Herpes Simplex: Clinical Cases

…Lesions are much improved Reinforce atopic dermatitis skin care; also counsel for avoiding contact with family members with herpetic lesions when skin is inflamed Case 3 33-year-old man with a 7-year history of painful, recurrent clustered blisters…