Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

Dermatology Online Journal

Dermatology Online Journal bannerUC Davis

Disseminated Herpes Simplex Virus presenting as crusted papules on the palms and soles of an immunosuppressed patient


Disseminated Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) may occur in immunosuppressed patients, most commonly causing visceral organ involvement and rarely presenting solely with cutaneous lesions.  We report an interesting case of disseminated HSV in a 77-year-old immunocompromised man, presenting as necrotic papules and pustules with no associated systemic involvement.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View