We report a 48-year-old woman with erythrokeratoderma variabilis, which is a rare hereditary disorder of keratinization, who developed new, painful, blisters within her skin lesions. The diagnosis of herpes simplex virus infection was made based on the clinical history and histopathologic features. She was successfully treated with prophylactic valacyclovir, and her herpetic outbreaks have halted. This case serves as a reminder that even among the most rare skin disorders, common secondary complications may be easily overlooked.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Dermatology Online Journal|
|State||Published - 2016|
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