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Other Manifestations

Disseminated herpes simplex are much more likely to occur in immunocompromised individuals. The widespread vesicular resembles that of chickenpox. Many organs other than the skin may be involved e.g. liver, spleen, lungs, and CNS.

Other cutaneous manifestations include

eczema herpeticum which is potentially a serious disease that occurs in patients with eczema.

Herpetic whitlow which arise from implantation of the virus into the skin and typically affect the fingers.

“zosteriform herpes simplex". This is a rare presentation of herpes simplex where HSV lesions appear in a dermatomal distribution similar to herpes zoster.

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