Herpes simplex infections in atopic eczema.

  title={Herpes simplex infections in atopic eczema.},
  author={Timothy J. David and M R Longson},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={60 4},
One hundred and seventy nine children with atopic eczema were studied prospectively for two and three quarter years; the mean period of observation being 18 months. Ten children had initial infections with herpes simplex. Four children, very ill with a persistently high fever despite intravenous antibiotics and rectal aspirin, continued to produce vesicles and were given intravenous acyclovir. There were 11 recurrences among five patients. In two patients the recurrences were as severe as the… CONTINUE READING


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