Oculomucosal and gastrointestinal involvement in Epstein-Barr virus-associated hydroa vacciniforme

Takenobu Yamamoto, Yoji Hirai, Tomoko Miyake, Osamu Yamasaki, Shin Morizane, Keiji Iwatsuki

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In a series of patients with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated hydroa vacciniforme (HV) and related disorders, we reviewed the incidence of oculomucosal and gastrointestinal involvement. Of 63 patients with EBV-related HV and/or hypersensitivity to mosquito bites (HMB), 11 patients (17.5%) presented with mucosal lesions such as aphthous stomatitis and ulcerative gingivitis, 3 patients (4.8%) had ocular symptoms including iritis, conjunctival hyperemia and corneal erosions, and 2 patients (3.2%) presented with severe HV complicated gastrointestinal involvement. Oculomucosal lesions are sometimes complicated in patients with EBV-related HV and HMB, and gastrointestinal involvement may occur in the severe form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-383
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • Aphthous stomatitis
  • Conjunctival hyperemia
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Gastrointestinal lesion
  • Hydroa vacciniforme
  • Iritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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