Allergic Skin Disorders

Picture of Eczema Herpeticum

Picture of Eczema Herpeticum

Eczema herpeticum is a herpes skin infection that can develop on areas affected by another skin disease, usually atopic dermatitis. The picture shows a child affected by eczema herpeticum lesions superimposed on a background of atopic dermatitis.

Image Source: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Atopic Dermatitis: An Overview." American Family Physician.