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Exceptional simultaneous herpesvirus infections. Pityriasis rosea and recurrent varicella in an immunocompetent child

By Arjen Nikkels, Nazli Tassoudji, Laurence Thirion and Gérald Pierard


Dual cutaneous herpesvirus (alpha-alpha, alpha-beta infections are exceptional. We report the first case of a simultaneous alpha- and delta-herpesvirus infection corresponding to recurrent varicella and human delta herpesviruses 6 and 7-associated pityriasis rosea in an 8-year-old immunocompetent boy. This condition likely represents a stroke of misfortune, although a special link between two herpesvirus infections cannot be formally excluded.Peer reviewe

Topics: recurrent varicella, pityriasis rosea, Human health sciences :: Dermatology, Sciences de la santé humaine :: Dermatologie
Year: 2006
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