Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Relapsing herpes simplex-2 folliculitis in the beard area.
Eur J Dermatol. 2004 Nov-Dec; 14(6):421-3.EJ

Abstract

We describe the case of a 52-year-old immunocompetent man with recurrent folliculitis on the left cheek, associated with intense pain. Bacteriological, mycological and Tzanck tests from the lesions were negative. Histopathological study showed an aspecific flogosis pattern. Virological tests carried out on swabs and paraffin-embedded tissue sections from the facial lesions by nested PCR technique (nPCR) demonstrated the presence of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV\2) in both samples. Skin swabs from other healthy areas of the face resulted negative for herpetic infection. A diagnosis of recurrent herpetic folliculitis by HSV\2 was made. This case report underlines that even in immunocompetent patients HSV\2 lesions can feature atypical clinical aspects. In dermatological assessment the benefits of routine PCR techniques for differential diagnosis of herpetic infection should be considered above all for the prompt initiation of antiviral therapy and appropriate patient management.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Unit of Dermatology, University of Bari, Policlinico, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy. c.forti@dermatologia.uniba.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15564209

Citation

Foti, Caterina, et al. "Relapsing Herpes Simplex-2 Folliculitis in the Beard Area." European Journal of Dermatology : EJD, vol. 14, no. 6, 2004, pp. 421-3.
Foti C, Filotico R, Calvario A, et al. Relapsing herpes simplex-2 folliculitis in the beard area. Eur J Dermatol. 2004;14(6):421-3.
Foti, C., Filotico, R., Calvario, A., Conserva, A., Antelmi, A., & Angelini, G. (2004). Relapsing herpes simplex-2 folliculitis in the beard area. European Journal of Dermatology : EJD, 14(6), 421-3.
Foti C, et al. Relapsing Herpes Simplex-2 Folliculitis in the Beard Area. Eur J Dermatol. 2004 Nov-Dec;14(6):421-3. PubMed PMID: 15564209.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Relapsing herpes simplex-2 folliculitis in the beard area. AU - Foti,Caterina, AU - Filotico,Raffaele, AU - Calvario,Agata, AU - Conserva,Anna, AU - Antelmi,Annarita, AU - Angelini,Giovanni, PY - 2004/11/27/pubmed PY - 2005/2/25/medline PY - 2004/11/27/entrez SP - 421 EP - 3 JF - European journal of dermatology : EJD JO - Eur J Dermatol VL - 14 IS - 6 N2 - We describe the case of a 52-year-old immunocompetent man with recurrent folliculitis on the left cheek, associated with intense pain. Bacteriological, mycological and Tzanck tests from the lesions were negative. Histopathological study showed an aspecific flogosis pattern. Virological tests carried out on swabs and paraffin-embedded tissue sections from the facial lesions by nested PCR technique (nPCR) demonstrated the presence of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV\2) in both samples. Skin swabs from other healthy areas of the face resulted negative for herpetic infection. A diagnosis of recurrent herpetic folliculitis by HSV\2 was made. This case report underlines that even in immunocompetent patients HSV\2 lesions can feature atypical clinical aspects. In dermatological assessment the benefits of routine PCR techniques for differential diagnosis of herpetic infection should be considered above all for the prompt initiation of antiviral therapy and appropriate patient management. SN - 1167-1122 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15564209/Relapsing_herpes_simplex_2_folliculitis_in_the_beard_area_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/herpessimplex.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -