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Results 1 - 3 of 3 for eczema herpeticum OR Herpes simplex virus infection OR "dermatitis," atopic
  1. Atopic Dermatitis: Possible Complications (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... treated with an appropriate antibiotic. Viral Infections. When herpes simplex, the virus that causes cold sores, enters an atopic dermatitis skin lesion, it can cause eczema herpeticum - a severe and potentially life-threatening infection. ...
  2. ... or chickenpox. The virus that causes cold sores (herpes simplex virus) and the virus that causes chickenpox (varicella zoster virus) can cause a severe skin infection in people who have atopic dermatitis. To prevent this, be sure to stay ...
  3. Skin, Hair, and Nails (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... can be easily caught from other people. Viral infections. Many viruses cause characteristic rashes on the skin, including varicella, the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles; herpes simplex, which causes cold sores; human papillomavirus, the virus ...