Viral Infections

  • Theodor Nasemann
  • Wolfhard Sauerbrey
  • Walter H. C. Burgdorf


The main viral infections of the skin can be placed into three groups: herpes viruses, pox viruses, and papilloma viruses. Viral infections of the skin share many features.
  1. 1.

    They have a true virus as causative agent.

  2. 2.

    They are transmitted from human to human.

  3. 3.

    The virus can be demonstrated by electron microscopy.

  4. 4.

    Tissue culture identification of the virus is possible.

  5. 5.

    There is serologic evidence of infection.

  6. 6.

    Viral inclusion bodies can be seen in infected cells.

  7. 7.

    Most viruses infecting skin are DNA viruses.



Herpes Simplex Virus Herpes Zoster Venereal Wart Herpes Simplex Virus Infection Erythema Multiforme 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodor Nasemann
    • 1
  • Wolfhard Sauerbrey
    • 2
  • Walter H. C. Burgdorf
    • 3
  1. 1.HamburgFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.München 40Federal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyUniversity of OklahomaOklahoma CityUSA

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