Eczema herpeticum

Eczema herpeticum is due to the uncontrolled dissemination over the Skin of Herpes Simplex virus Infection in individuals with a background of Atopic eczema. It is characterized by the rapid spread of numerous umbilicated vesiculopustules over the skin. These soon break down to form painful punctuate erosions. They may start in areas of active Eczema but may also develop in areas which have little obvious preceding eczematous inflammation. Although frequently seen in children, it may also occur in adults. The eruption continues to spread over 7-10 days and may be associated with a High temperature, malaise, and lymphadenopathy.


  • Herpes simplex (disorder)
  • Human herpes simplex virus (organism)
  • Organ Affected

  • Skin System (Integumentary System)
  • Also Known As

  • Kaposi varicelliform eruption due to Herpes simplex superinfection of atopic eczema
  • Related ICD 10 COde

    ICD 10 Code B00.0

    9943 0.619765996933