Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

A Rare Case of Eczema Herpeticum After Subcutaneous Immunotherapy

Fatma Merve TEPETAM 1, Seyma OZDEN 1, Tugce YAKUT 2, Selver Seda MERSIN 3, Cihan ORCEN 4,

1 Department of Immunology and Allergy, University of Health Sciences Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Immunology and Allergy, University of Health Sciences Diyarbakir Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey
3 Department of Immunology and Allergy, Doktor Ersin Aslan Training and Research Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey
4 Department of Immunology and Allergy, Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey

DOI: 10.21911/aai.228
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Eczema herpeticum (EH), also known as varicelliform eruption of Kaposi, is a herpes simplex virus infection that develops mainly in the setting of pre-existing chronic dermatoses such as atomic dermatitis, ichthyosis, seborrheic dermatitis, Darier`s disease, pemphigus foliaceus, mycosis fungoides, and psoriasis, and is most commonly associated with atopic dermatitis.

In this article, we describe an 18-year-old female patient with atopic dermatitis diagnosed with EH after subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis and present this very rare side effect in the light of the current literature.

Keywords : Atopic dermatitis, eczema herpeticum, HSV, immunotherapy