Unusual Herpes Simplex Virus Infection Mimicking Foreign Body Reaction After Cosmetic Lip Augmentation With Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Threads

Rudolph, Christina M., Mullegger, Robert R., Schuller-Petrovic, Sanja, Kerl, Helmut and Soyer, H. Peter (2003) Unusual Herpes Simplex Virus Infection Mimicking Foreign Body Reaction After Cosmetic Lip Augmentation With Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Threads. Dermatologic Surgery, 29 2: 195-197. doi:10.1046/j.1524-4725.2003.29028.x


Author Rudolph, Christina M.
Mullegger, Robert R.
Schuller-Petrovic, Sanja
Kerl, Helmut
Soyer, H. Peter
Title Unusual Herpes Simplex Virus Infection Mimicking Foreign Body Reaction After Cosmetic Lip Augmentation With Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Threads
Journal name Dermatologic Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1076-0512
1524-4725
Publication date 2003-02-01
Year available 2003
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2003.29028.x
Open Access Status
Volume 29
Issue 2
Start page 195
End page 197
Total pages 3
Place of publication Malden, Mass
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
Abstract BACKGROUND. Adverse reactions after cosmetic lip augmentation with synthetic implant materials include inflammation, infection, and extrusion of and foreign body reaction to the implant. Clinically, all of them are characterized by pain, erythema, swelling, and formation of papules and/or pustules. OBJECTIVE. To describe an unusual herpes simplex virus infection in a 48-year-old female patient after cosmetic lip augmentation with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene threads clinically resembling a foreign body reaction. METHODS. Case report and literature review. RESULTS. A histopathologic examination showed no signs of a foreign body reaction. Instead, herpes simplex virus–specific DNA was demonstrated by polymerase chain reaction from lesional tissue. CONCLUSION. Cosmetic lip augmentation with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene threads may be complicated by a delayed local herpes simplex virus infection clinically mimicking a foreign body reaction to the implant.
Keyword Skin - Surgery
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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