Kaposi's varicelliform eruption

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In medicine, Kaposi's varicelliform eruption, (KVE), is "a disseminated vesicular-pustular eruption caused by the Herpes simplex virus (herpesvirus hominis), the Vaccinia virus, or Varicella zoster (herpesvirus 3, human). Tt is usually superimposed on a preexisting, inactive or active, atopic dermatitis."[1][2]


  1. Anonymous (2023), Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Mackool BT, Goverman J, Nazarian RM (2012). "Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 14-2012. A 43-year-old woman with fever and a generalized rash.". N Engl J Med 366 (19): 1825-34. DOI:10.1056/NEJMcpc1111572. PMID 22571205. Research Blogging.