Incontinentia pigmenti is a multisystem genodermatosis characterized by cutaneous, neurologic, ophthalmologic, and dental abnormalities. The skin lesions associated with the disease progress through 4 stages, the first being erythematous vesicles linearly distributed along the lines of Blaschko. We report a case of an infant who had incontinentia pigmenti and presented with 2 crops of vesicles and was initially thought to have herpes simplex virus.
All That Is Vesicular Is Not Herpes: Incontinentia Pigmenti Masquerading as Herpes Simplex Virus in a Newborn
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Morayo Faloyin, Jacob Levitt, Eric Bercowitz, Daniel Carrasco, Jianyou Tan; All That Is Vesicular Is Not Herpes: Incontinentia Pigmenti Masquerading as Herpes Simplex Virus in a Newborn. Pediatrics August 2004; 114 (2): e270–e272. 10.1542/peds.114.2.e270
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