HSV Herpetic Whitlow Infection of the Finger
20 F ...

HSV Herpetic Whitlow Infection of the Finger

20 F presents with painful finger, treated w/ oral cephalexin without any improvement. Diagnosis?

Herpetic whitlow hsv infection of finger. Complication of primary oral or genital herpes by inoculation of virus into the hand through occupational or other exposure

Abrupt onset of edema, erythema, localized tenderness of finger. Vesicular/pustules kesion are tough to distinguish from bacterial infection. Fever and lymphadenopathy are common

occupational risk: medical/dental workers, hairdressers or thumbsucking kids. rare: may go under recognised or be mistaken for bacterial infection of finger. Delayed recognition +/- tx puts patients at risk of complications ranging from superinfection to herpetic encephalitis

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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