John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Postherpetic hypohidrosis-related isotopic response associated with lichen planus and lichen amyloidosis Volume 29, numéro 2, March-April 2019


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1 Department of dermatology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki,
2 Dermatology, Kawasaki General Medical Center, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama,
3 Department of Dermatology, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan

The term “postherpetic isotopic response” [1] describes the occurrence of a new, unrelated disease that appears at the same location as previously healed herpes zoster (HZ). We have previously demonstrated that immunohistochemical detection of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) major envelope glycoprotein (gE) antigen in eccrine units, vascular endothelium, and cellular infiltrates can be a much more sensitive and reliable clue to the diagnosis of VZV-related disorders than the detection of VZV DNA [2].We [...]