JOHN F. VON WEISS, M.D.; SIDNEY KIBRICK, M.D., PH.D.; WALTER F. LEVER, M.D.
Darier's disease (keratosis follicularis) is an uncommon, genetically determined dermatosis (1) manifested by hyperkeratotic follicular papules and characterized by remissions and exacerbations. When the disease is active, the papules tend to coalesce to form verrucous, crusted areas. The disorder is generally aggravated by sunlight (2). Vitamin A, in high doses, often is beneficial (3).
Kaposi's varicelliform eruption is an acute febrile illness characterized by vesicopustules. It is caused by infection with either the herpes simplex or the vaccinia virus superimposed upon a pre-existing dermatosis. It is also designated as eczema herpeticum or eczema vaccinatum, depending upon the etiologic agent involved.
VON WEISS JF, KIBRICK S, LEVER WF. Eczema Herpeticum as Complication of Darier's Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1293–1296. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-6-1293
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(6):1293-1296.
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