Herpesviridae

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Her·pes·vir·i·dae

(her'pēs-vir'i-dē),
A heterogeneous family of morphologically similar viruses, all of which contain double-stranded DNA and infect humans and a wide variety of other vertebrates. Infections produce type A inclusion bodies; in many instances, infection may remain latent for many years, even in the presence of specific circulating antibodies. Virions are enveloped, ether sensitive, and vary up to 200 nm in diameter; the nucleocapsids are 100 nm in diameter and of icosahedral symmetry, with 162 capsomeres. The family is subdivided into three subfamilies Alphaherpesvirinae, Betaherpesvirinae, and Gammaherpesvirinae, and includes herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, and Epstein-Barr virus (all of which infect humans), pseudorabies virus of swine, equine rhinopneumonitis virus, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus, canine herpesvirus, B virus of Old World monkeys, several viruses of New World monkeys, virus III of rabbits, infectious laryngotracheitis virus of fowl, Marek disease virus of chickens, Lucké tumor virus of frogs, and many others.

Her·pes·vir·i·dae

(hĕrpēz-viri-dē)
A heterogeneous family of morphologically similar viruses, all of which contain double-stranded DNA and infect humans and a wide variety of other vertebrates. Infections produce type A inclusion bodies; in many instances, infection may remain latent for many years, even in the presence of specific circulating antibodies.
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Other diagnoses were erythema multiforme, syphilis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, eczema herpeticum, dermatophytid, psoriasis, vasculitis, impetigo, and atopic dermatitis (21).
This, paired with the widely disseminated rash observed on examination and the patient's history of AD, was consistent with a diagnosis of eczema herpeticum (EH).
Methods: This prospective study was conducted at the King Edward Medical University / Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from November 2012 to October 2015, and comprised eczema herpeticum patients.
Genetic variants in interferon regulatory factor 2 (IRF2) are associated with atopic dermatitis and eczema herpeticum. J Invest Dermatol.
Eczema herpeticum is a severe disseminated herpes infection that is a serious risk in patients with widespread AD and may be misdiagnosed as a bacterial infection.
Natsiatum herpeticum, Pyrenacantha volubilis and Sarcostigma kleinii is reported.
Other conditions with infectious etiology which can be fatal include eczema herpeticum, Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome, staphylococcal and streptococcal toxic shock syndromes, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anthrax and ecthyma gangrenosum.
Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (KVE) or eczema herpeticum is a disseminated viral infection superimposed on pre-existing dermatosis.
Eczema herpeticum. Eczema herpeticum, also known as Kaposi's varicelliform eruption, is a disseminated herpes infection of severe vesicular lesions at the sites of pre-existing epidermal disruption and is typically caused by HSV-1 (Fivenson, Breneman, & Wander, 1990; Yeung-Yue et al., 2002).
The second half covers clinical examples, these include: infective skin diseases such as impetigo and eczema herpeticum; epidermolysis bullosa; Stevens-Johnson syndrome; and urticaria.