Posts Tagged: Herpes

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 »

Shingles: The Varicella-Zoster Connection…

Shingles, also known as Zoster, is caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus.  It is a herpes virus.  Following a primary infection with chickenpox (varicella) the virus settles in nerve ganglia and waits to express and raise trouble.  The risk of shingles increases with age and often is related to ganglion compression or injury… Read more »