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Summer 2013, Vol. 21 No. 2

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2013) 21, 73-77

Case Report

Pemphigus foliaceus complicated by disseminated cutaneous herpes simplex virus infection in an elderly man


HF Cheng 鄭學輝, MS Lam 林木森, KH Tsang 曾冠豪, WC Ho 何穎莊, WF Ng 吳維富, WK Kwan 關煒強


Pemphigus foliaceus is an immunobullous disease which commonly presents with erosions, ulcerations and crusting. In immunocompromised hosts, disseminated cutaneous herpes simplex infection may also present in a similar fashion. It may be difficult to distinguish between them on clinical grounds alone and their co-existence poses both a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. We report a case of pemphigus foliaceus complicated by disseminated cutaneous herpes simplex infection. Systemic acyclovir plus systemic steroids hastened the clinical recovery within a month. The clinical features will be discussed together with a literature review.


Keywords: Disseminated herpes simplex virus infection, pemphigus foliaceus

關鍵詞: 播散性皮膚單純疱疹病毒感染、落葉型天疱瘡