Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
Editor,—We present a case of eczema herpeticum to highlight that herpes simplex can cause generalised infection in atopic individuals and should be considered in the differential diagnosis.
A 19 year old man presented with 2 day history of extensive painful pustular eruptions of the hands, forearms, and chest. He also felt unwell and had fever. Fingers were stiff and could not be fully extended. He was seen in the local accident and emergency department and prescribed flucloxicillin. On direct questioning he admitted that his illness started with painful penile ulcers followed 2 days later by generalised crops of blisters, which then …