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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

Date

12/01/1996

Pubmed ID

9001991

DOI

10.1111/j.1600-0560.1996.tb01453.x

Abstract

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.

Author List

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

Author

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




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

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