Ann Dermatol. 2009 Aug;21(3):311-4. doi: 10.5021/ad.2009.21.3.311. Epub 2009 Aug 31.
Department of Dermatology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Eczema herpeticum is the dissemination of herpes simplex virus in the setting of a preexisting skin disease. Hailey-Hailey disease [familial benign chronic pemphigus] is a blistering dermatosis that is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and it usually presents itself around the third or fourth decades. Coexistence of eczema herpeticum and Hailey-Hailey disease is an infrequent occurrence. Four such cases have been reported in the English and German medical literature. We report here on an unusual case of eczema herpeticum that coexisted with Hailey-Hailey disease in a 47 years old man and we review the relevant literatures.