Monthly Archives: May 2024

Eczema Herpeticum: Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption…

Patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are susceptible to cutaneous dissemination of the herpes virus, referred to as Eczema Herpeticum (EH) and/or Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption.  Development of EH has been shown to be associated with severe AD, higher IgE levels, elevated eosinophil counts, food and environmental allergies and onset of AD before the age of 5. … Read more »

Urticaria: Acute and Chronic Hives…

Urticaria is also known as Hives.  It is a vascular reaction of the skin characterized by the appearance of wheals that are often surrounded by a red halo or flare.  It is associated with severe pruritus or itching, stinging and/or a pricking sensation.  These wheals are caused by localized edema.  Clearing of the central portions… Read more »