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Kaposi varicelliform eruption associated with 0.1% tacrolimus ointment treatment in atopic blepharitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15075889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report the association of Kaposi varicelliform eruption (KVE) with 0.1% tacrolimus ointment treatment of atopic blepharitis in a patient with atopic dermatitis (AD). METHOD: We encountered KVE in a 20-year-old male patient with atopic blepharitis and AD who developed generalized herpetic lesions on his face 28 days after commencement of treatment. RESULT: The lesions resolved quickly with intravenous acyclovir treatment. CONCLUSION: Ophthalmologists should be well aware of KVE as a complication of immunosuppressive treatment in patients with atopic blepharitis.
Minori Miyake-Kashima; Kazumi Fukagawa; Mari Tanaka; Yoji Takano; Murat Dogru; Naoko Asano-Kato; Shin-Ichi Takahashi; Hiroshi Fujishima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0277-3740     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornea     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-12     Completed Date:  2004-04-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Dental College, Chiba 272-8513, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acyclovir / therapeutic use
Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use
Blepharitis / drug therapy*
Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects*
Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption / chemically induced*,  drug therapy
Tacrolimus / adverse effects*
Virus Activation / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 0/Immunosuppressive Agents; 0/Ointments; 109581-93-3/Tacrolimus; 59277-89-3/Acyclovir

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