Dermatophytosis in healing herpes zoster lesions

Ferahbas A., Alpay K., Agaoglu C.

CUTIS, vol.60, no.1, pp.51-52, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Name: CUTIS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-52
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Fungal infection of the face is frequently misdiagnosed, since the typical ringworm, erythematous, slightly scaling, indistinct borders are only uncommonly seen on the face.(1) Herpes tester is a common infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus that transmits varicella (chickenpox), Granulomatous reactions such as granuloma annulare, pseudolymphoma, sarcoidal reaction, and eruptive keratoacanthoma have been described in herpes tester scars, We describe here the first reported case of dermatophytosis occurring in healing herpes tester lesions, This condition has not been previously reported.