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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 42, n° 5P2
pages 921-922 (mai 2000)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(00)90272-X
Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption of an elderly patient with multiple myeloma
 

Masao Fukuzawa, MD, PhD a, Shinji Oguchi, MD b, Toshiaki Saida, MD, PhD b
a Dermatology, Suwa Red Cross Hospital Matsumoto, Japan 
b Department of Dermatology, Shinshu University, School of Medicine. Matsumoto, Japan 

Abstract

Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption (KVE) is characterized by disseminated vesiculopustules and erosions due to a herpes virus infection superimposed on a preexisting dermatosis such as atopic dermatitis. However, the occurrence of KVE in patients with multiple myeloma seems to be very rare; to our knowledge, only one such case has been reported. This report documents a second case of KVE in a patient with multiple myeloma. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;42:921-2.)

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 This supplement is made possible through an educational grant from Ortho Dermatological to the American Academy of Dermatology.
 Reprint requests: Masao Fukuzawa, Department of Dermatology, Shinshu University, School of Medicine, Asahi 3-1-1, Matsumoto, Japan 390-8621.



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