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Volume: 2 Issue: 03 Year: 2021
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Herpetic Whitlow: A Case Complicated with Candidemia [TIP]
TIP. 2021; 2(3): 140-143 | DOI: 10.5222/TP.2021.29491

Herpetic Whitlow: A Case Complicated with Candidemia

Canan Özlü, Hatice Karaoglu Asrak, Nurşen Belet
Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Dokuz Eylul University of Medical Faculty, İzmir, Turkey

Herpetic whitlow is a herpes simplex virus infection of fingers affecting the distal phalanx. The disease is often misdiagnosed as a bacterial infection which leads to inappropriate treatments. In this paper, we reported a case of herpetic whitlow in a 10-month-old girl who is misdiagnosed as bacterial paronychia and treated with surgical intervention and broad-spectrum antibiotics, as a result, she had invasive candidiasis which has a high mortality rate. Physicians should be aware of this entity for correct initial diagnosis and accurate management.

Keywords: Herpetic whitlow, Herpes simplex type -1, Candidemia

Canan Özlü, Hatice Karaoglu Asrak, Nurşen Belet. Herpetic Whitlow: A Case Complicated with Candidemia. TIP. 2021; 2(3): 140-143

Corresponding Author: Canan Özlü, Türkiye
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