Herpesviridae

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Herpesviridae

[‚hər·pēz′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-containing viruses characterized by enveloped virions containing one molecule of double-stranded linear DNA wrapped around an associated spool-shaped protein inside an icosahedron. It includes subfamilies Alphaherpesvirinae (herpes simplex virus group), Betaherpesvirinae (cytomegalovirus group), and Gammaherpesvirinae (lymphoproliferative virus group).
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Differential diagnosis of oral lesions includes aphthous ulcers and primary herpes simplex gingivostomatitis, whereas in the case of maculopapular or vesicular rashes, chickenpox, id reaction, erythema exudativum multiforme, and eczema herpeticum should be considered (19, 20).
Other, less frequent, infectious diagnoses included acute paronychia, impetigo, gangrene, meningococcemia, Toxoplasmosis Other Rubella Cytomegalovirus and Herpes infection (TORCH), eczema herpeticum, molluscum contagiosum, varicella zoster, verruca vulgaris, condyloma acuminatum, cutaneous larva migrans, candidiasis, tinea versicolor, intertrigo, and tinea corporis.
Heiser et al., "Identification of novel gene signatures in patients with atopic dermatitis complicated by eczema herpeticum," The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol.
Infection with the herpes simplex virus can lead to eczema herpeticum (EH), which involves vesiculation and skin erosions, and, at times, fever and lymphadenopathy.
* Eczema Herpeticum and Clinical Criteria for Investigating Smallpox
Objective: To study the clinical features, course and outcome of eczema herpeticum in burn patients.
(35) One avenue of insight into these more recent observations about herpetic infections, in particular, comes from Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN) investigators, who have published human clinical studies suggesting the possibility of a genetic predisposition for eczema herpeticum through variations in gene-regulating and interferon pathways.
Schwarz et al., "Comparative proteomic profiling of patients with atopic dermatitis based on history of eczema herpeticum infection and Staphylococcus aureus colonization," The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol.
KVE also called eczema herpeticum when it happens in patients with AD.
Statement 7 Children with atopic eczema who have suspected eczema herpeticum receive immediate treatment with systemic aciclovir and are referred for same-day specialist dermatological advice.