Illustrative CasesEczema Herpeticum Would You Know It If You Saw It?Blanter, Maximilian MD*; Vickers, Jennifer MD†‡; Russo, Marian MD†; Safai, Bijan MD†Author Information From the *School of Medicine and †Department of Dermatology, New York Medical College, New York, NY; ‡Dermatology, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, Austin, TX. Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Jennifer Vickers, MD, Dermatology, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, 1400 N. I-35, Suite C2.470 Austin, TX 78701 (e-mail: [email protected]). Pediatric Emergency Care: August 2015 - Volume 31 - Issue 8 - p 586-588 doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000516 Buy Metrics Abstract Eczema herpeticum is an easily missed entity most commonly seen in the pediatric population and carries the risk of systemic compromise and a 10% mortality rate. Clinicians should maintain high clinical suspicion when encountering children or young adults with a history of atopic dermatitis or other erosive dermatoses and who present with vesicular lesions, punched-out erosions, and systemic symptoms. We present 3 severe cases of eczema herpeticum that were potentially overlooked and demonstrate the need for elevated awareness to avoid potential pitfalls. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.