Exclusive involvement of folliculosebaceous units by herpes: a reflection of early herpes zoster.

@article{Walsh2005ExclusiveIO,
  title={Exclusive involvement of folliculosebaceous units by herpes: a reflection of early herpes zoster.},
  author={Noreen M G Walsh and Robert G. Boutilier Boutilier and Dan Glasgow and Michael Shaffelburg},
  journal={The American Journal of dermatopathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={189-94}
}
The histopathological changes of herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and varicella are considered to be indistinguishable from one another. Evaluation of the clinical setting, with adjunctive studies if necessary, generally clarifies the specific diagnosis. Vesicular lesions in all three conditions can involve epidermal and adnexal epithelium with characteristic cytopathic features. We describe three patients with non-vesicular eruptions on the head and neck whose biopsies revealed exclusive… CONTINUE READING

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