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Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption in a healthy adult

Hajime Kimata
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (9): 534.
Published online: 3 November 2008

To the Editor: Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption (KVE) is a disseminated cutaneous infection caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) in patients with predisposing factors such as atopic dermatitis, widespread skin injury and sun exposure.1-5 I report a patient with KVE but no apparent predisposing factors.

  • Hajime Kimata

  • Department of Allergy, Moriguchi-Keijinkai Hospital, Moriguchi-City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.


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