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[Necrotizing herpes folliculitis. Report of one case].
Rev Med Chil. 2012 Dec; 140(12):1589-92.RM

Abstract

Herpes folliculitis is a rare manifestation of herpes virus infection. It usually represents a diagnostic challenge, due to the absence of characteristic skin manifestations such as vesicles or pustules. The reported cases are mainly associated with varicella zoster virus (VZV) and less commonly with herpes simplex viruses (HSV-1 y HSV-2). We report a 51-year-old male with a relapsing non-Hodgkin Lymphoma under chemotherapy, with history of extensive follicular lesions lasting one month. The pathologic study of the lesions was consistent with necrotizing herpes folliculitis. The patient was treated with Valacyclovir, achieving remission of the lesions. The appearance of folliculitis, especially in an immunocompromised patient, should raise the suspicion of herpes virus infection. Polymerase chain reaction may help to elucidate the diagnosis when pathologic findings are non-specific.

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Departamento Dermatología, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile. cbello@med.puc.clNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
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spa

PubMed ID

23677233

Citation

Bello, Cristina C., et al. "[Necrotizing Herpes Folliculitis. Report of One Case]." Revista Medica De Chile, vol. 140, no. 12, 2012, pp. 1589-92.
Bello CC, Burgos SC, Cárdenas CD, et al. [Necrotizing herpes folliculitis. Report of one case]. Rev Med Chil. 2012;140(12):1589-92.
Bello, C. C., Burgos, S. C., Cárdenas, C. D., & González, S. B. (2012). [Necrotizing herpes folliculitis. Report of one case]. Revista Medica De Chile, 140(12), 1589-92. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872012001200011
Bello CC, et al. [Necrotizing Herpes Folliculitis. Report of One Case]. Rev Med Chil. 2012;140(12):1589-92. PubMed PMID: 23677233.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Necrotizing herpes folliculitis. Report of one case]. AU - Bello,Cristina C, AU - Burgos,Susana C, AU - Cárdenas,Consuelo D, AU - González,Sergio B, PY - 2011/12/19/received PY - 2012/06/03/accepted PY - 2013/5/17/entrez PY - 2013/5/17/pubmed PY - 2013/11/1/medline SP - 1589 EP - 92 JF - Revista medica de Chile JO - Rev Med Chil VL - 140 IS - 12 N2 - Herpes folliculitis is a rare manifestation of herpes virus infection. It usually represents a diagnostic challenge, due to the absence of characteristic skin manifestations such as vesicles or pustules. The reported cases are mainly associated with varicella zoster virus (VZV) and less commonly with herpes simplex viruses (HSV-1 y HSV-2). We report a 51-year-old male with a relapsing non-Hodgkin Lymphoma under chemotherapy, with history of extensive follicular lesions lasting one month. The pathologic study of the lesions was consistent with necrotizing herpes folliculitis. The patient was treated with Valacyclovir, achieving remission of the lesions. The appearance of folliculitis, especially in an immunocompromised patient, should raise the suspicion of herpes virus infection. Polymerase chain reaction may help to elucidate the diagnosis when pathologic findings are non-specific. SN - 0717-6163 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23677233/[Necrotizing_herpes_folliculitis__Report_of_one_case]_ L2 - http://www.scielo.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0034-98872012001200011&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -