Definition of Eczema herpeticum

1. Noun. Eczema characterized by a feverish condition and widespread eruption of vesicles; most common in children.

Generic synonyms: Eczema



Medical Definition of Eczema herpeticum

1. A febrile condition caused by cutaneous dissemination of herpesvirus type 1, occurring most commonly in children, consisting of a widespread eruption of vesicles rapidly becoming umbilicated pustules; clinically indistinguishable from a generalised vaccinia. The two may be distinguished by electron microscopy or demonstration of inclusion bodies in smears, which are intranuclear in eczema herpeticum and intracytoplasmic in eczema vaccinatum. Synonym: pustulosis vacciniformis acuta. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eczema Herpeticum

ecumenopolises
ecuresis
ecurie
ecuries
ecus
ecycle
ecycled
ecycles
ecycling
eczema
eczema-nummular
eczema craquele
eczema diabeticorum
eczema epilans
eczema erythematosum
eczema herpeticum (current term)
eczema hypertrophicum
eczema intertrigo
eczema marginatum
eczema nummulare
eczema papulosum
eczema parasiticum
eczema pustulosum
eczema rubrum
eczema squamosum
eczema tyloticum
eczema vaccinatum
eczema verrucosum
eczema vesiculosum
eczemalike

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