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Kaposi's Varicelliform Eruption in Atopic Dermatitis treated with Korean medicine

  • Lee, Dong-Jin ;
  • Kwon, Kang ;
  • Sun, Seung-Ho ;
  • Seo, Hyung-Sik
  • Received : 2014.01.18
  • Accepted : 2014.02.12
  • Published : 2014.06.30

Abstract

Objectives: This case report is to present a complete recovery from Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (KVE) that occurred in a patient with atopic dermatitis by applying Korean Medicine therapies. Methods: Hwangyeonhaedoktang pharmacopuncture (HP), 0.3 mL, and 25% bee venom pharmacopuncture (BVP), 0.1 mL, were injected, 0.2 mL each, at both BL13 acupoints once a day in the morning. Acupuncture was applied at Sama Upper, Middle and Lower of the Master Tung acupuncture points and at ST44 on the left lateral for 30 minutes twice a day. The affected face was gauze dressed with mixture of 2.0 mL HP and 1.0 mL 25% BVP with 20 mL of normal saline twice a day. Herbal Medicine, Seungmagalgeuntang, was administered three times a day after each meal. Results: Rashes and papules on the face were completely cleared after 10 days of treatments. Conclusion: KVE, an acute and urgent dermatitis, can be effectively treated with Korean medicine.

Keywords

atopic dermatitis;bee venom pharmacopuncture;eczema herpeticum;herbal medicine;hwangyeonhaedoktang pharmacopuncture;Kaposi's varicelliform eruption

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : Pusan National University Hospital