eczema characterized by a feverish condition and widespread eruption of vesicles; most common in children
Eczema herpeticum is a rare but severe disseminated infection that generally occurs at sites of skin damage produced by, for example, atopic dermatitis, burns, long term usage of topical steroids or eczema. It is also known as Kaposi varicelliform eruption, Pustulosis varioliformis acute and Kaposi-Juliusberg dermatitis. Some sources reserve the term "eczema herpeticum" when the cause is due to human herpes simplex virus, and the term "Kaposi varicelliform eruption" to describe the general presentation without specifying the virus. This condition is most commonly caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2, but may also be caused by coxsackievirus A16, or vaccinia virus. It appears as numerous umbilicated vescicles superimposed on healing atopic dermatitis. it is often accompanied by fever and lymphadenopathy. Can be life threatening in babies
The numerical value of eczema herpeticum in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of eczema herpeticum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Images & Illustrations of eczema herpeticum
Find a translation for the eczema herpeticum definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these eczema herpeticum definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"eczema herpeticum." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 23 Apr. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/eczema herpeticum>.