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Herpes simplex virus reactivation as a complication of photodynamic therapy


Nobbe, S; Trüeb, R M; French, L E; Hofbauer, G F L (2011). Herpes simplex virus reactivation as a complication of photodynamic therapy. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 27(1):51-52.

Abstract

We report the case of an 81-year-old male patient who developed a reactivation of herpes simplex virus localized to the right forehead, where photodynamic therapy (PDT) for actinic keratosis was performed. Considering the wide use of PDT, herpes virus infection or reactivation as well as other infections seem to be a very rare but potentially serious complication that has to be distinguished from common inflammatory reactions after PDT. Further applications of PDT under antiviral prophylaxis were well tolerated by our patient, with no further herpetic reactivation and successful treatment of actinic keratoses.

Abstract

We report the case of an 81-year-old male patient who developed a reactivation of herpes simplex virus localized to the right forehead, where photodynamic therapy (PDT) for actinic keratosis was performed. Considering the wide use of PDT, herpes virus infection or reactivation as well as other infections seem to be a very rare but potentially serious complication that has to be distinguished from common inflammatory reactions after PDT. Further applications of PDT under antiviral prophylaxis were well tolerated by our patient, with no further herpetic reactivation and successful treatment of actinic keratoses.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:02 Aug 2011 09:18
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 08:42
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0905-4383
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0781.2010.00552.x
PubMed ID:21198884

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