Histological spectrum of cutaneous herpes infections.

  title={Histological spectrum of cutaneous herpes infections.},
  author={Brian Spencer Hoyt and Jag Bhawan},
  journal={The American Journal of dermatopathology},
  volume={36 8},
Herpes simplex virus and varicella zoster virus are double-stranded DNA viruses that commonly infect humans, resulting in cutaneous manifestations. Diagnosis is generally made based on clinical findings; however, when the presentation is atypical, biopsy can aid in making a correct diagnosis. The classic histopathological findings of herpetic infection are well established (acantholysis, ballooning degeneration, intranuclear inclusions, multinucleation, necrosis, and formation of vesicles or… CONTINUE READING
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