International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29--31

Recurrence of herpes zoster infection in the setting of topical immunosuppression for erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp


Farah Moustafa1, Michela Starace2, Giulia Ravaioli2, Bianca Maria Piraccin2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
2 Department of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Farah Moustafa
Department of Dermatology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 593 Eddy Street, APC 10, Providence 02903, RI
USA

We present a unique patient with erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp (EPDS) with several unique features: (1) a rare case of EPDS occurring after herpes zoster (HZ) infection and (2) the first reported case of recurrence of HZ induced by topical immunosuppressive therapy (clobetasol 0.05% cream and tacrolimus 0.01% cream) in a patient with underlying EPDS. Based on our patient, we recommend to exercise caution with the prolonged use of potent topical steroids in areas previously affected by herpes zoster.


How to cite this article:
Moustafa F, Starace M, Ravaioli G, Piraccin BM. Recurrence of herpes zoster infection in the setting of topical immunosuppression for erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp.Int J Trichol 2020;12:29-31


How to cite this URL:
Moustafa F, Starace M, Ravaioli G, Piraccin BM. Recurrence of herpes zoster infection in the setting of topical immunosuppression for erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Oct 1 ];12:29-31
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