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Dermatomal lichenoid chronic graft-vs-host disease following varicella-zoster infection despite absence of viral genome. J Cutan Pathol 1996 Dec;23(6):576-81 PMID: 9001991

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Localized cutaneous graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) following a dermatomal distribution or in a pattern of Blaschko's lines. Some authors have postulated that dermatomal GVHD is triggered by a varicella-zoster virus infection, although in reported cases, there was no history of a preceding herpes zoster. We describe a case of GVHD localized to the exact dermatome of a culture-proven varicella-zoster virus infection. PCR analysis failed to detect persistence of viral genome in the affected skin.

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Baselga E, Drolet BA, Segura AD, Leonardi CL, Esterly NB


Annette D. Segura MD Assistant Professor in the Pathology department at Medical College of Wisconsin


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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Graft vs Host Disease
Herpes Zoster
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Skin Diseases, Viral
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