Document Type: Letter to Editor

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Abstract

Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption (KVE) is a typeof skin disorder caused mainly byherpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 and2 and occasionally by coxsackie A 16 and vacciniavirus, which is commonly found in the second andthird decades of life. It is predominantly associatedwith atopic dermatoses. Therefore, it is also termedeczema herpeticum (EH) 1. Herein, we report acase of Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption triggeredby HSV infection.