Herpes simplex in leukemic child: an unusual presentation

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Simon A. Keller, Gail B. Bolan¹∗


Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is most common acute leukemias in children. The disease and chemotherapy are facilitate the infectious process of many microorganism. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type-1 is characterized by its ability to establish and maintain latent infections that can be reactivated and mostly asymptomatic, these infections may become life-threatening when occurring in immunocompromised patient. We reported an usual clinical symptoms and signs of herpes simplex in acute lymphocytic leukemia child with skin lesions on the neck and chest.

Keywords: Herpes simplex virus; Leukemia; Chemotherapy

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DOI: 10.18081/2333-5106/016-12/534-542

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American Journal of BioMedicine Volume 4, Issue 12, pages 534-542
Received July 02, 2016; accepted November 08, 2016; published December 08, 2016

How to cite this article
Keller SA, Bolan GB. Herpes simplex in leukemic child: an unusual presentation. American Journal of BioMedicine 2016;4(12):534-542.

Article outline
1. Abstract
2. Keywords
3. Introduction
4. Case presentation
6. Discussions
7. Acknowledgements
8. References