Herpes manuum: a new name for non-digit herpetic whitlow

We present two cases of non-digit HSV infection of the hand that were misdiagnosed as bacterial infections. As our cases and others demonstrate, the lack of knowledge that HSV infections can occur on the hand leads to confusion and delayed diagnosis among a myriad of providers. Therefore, we seek to introduce the term "herpes manuum" to increase awareness that HSV can appear on the hand in locations aside from the digits and...
Source: Dermatology Online Journal - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research