Indolent herpetic whitlow of the toe in an elderly patient with diabetic neuropathy

Maki Ozawa, Tomoyuki Ohtani, Hachiro Tagami

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    Abstract

    We report a case of indolent herpetic whitlow of the toe occurring in an elderly male patient with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. In this case, the mechanism of transmission was not clear, although he was in a habit of taking a hot spring bath. This patient's symptoms were unusual for herpes simplex; he had no pain in the presence of diabetic neuropathy. The standard therapeutic dose of acyclovir was not effective in suppressing the lesions, and a higher dose was required to induce complete healing.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalDermatology Online Journal
    Volume10
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dermatology

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