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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-18

Localized psoriasis herpeticum: Case report and review of literature

Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala - 673 008, India

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Mamatha George
Victoria (H), Thiruthiyad, Calicut 673004, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.79863

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Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (KVE) is a widespread cutaneous eruption caused by viruses, especially herpes simplex virus in patients with pre-existing dermatoses. ''Psoriasis herpeticum'' refers to the rare occurrence of KVE in patients with psoriasis. We report a case of KVE localized to the face in a patient with exfoliative dermatitis secondary to psoriasis. This case is being reported to make the treating clinician aware of the possibility of KVE in patients with psoriatic erythroderma.

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