Viral-associated trichodysplasia

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Viral-associated trichodysplasia (also known as ciclosporin-induced folliculodystrophy) is a rare cutaneous condition that occasionally occurs with organ transplant patients on immunosuppressive regimens, characterized by erythematous 1- to 3-mm facial papules.[1]:415

A new human polyomavirus (trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus or "TSV") was recently discovered and identified as the possible cause of trichodysplasia spinulosa in immunocompromized patients.[2]

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  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G. et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ van der Meijden E, Janssens RW, Lauber C, Bouwes Bavinck JN, Gorbalenya AE, Feltkamp MC (July 2010). "Discovery of a new human polyomavirus associated with trichodysplasia spinulosa in an immunocompromized patient.". PLoS Pathog. 6 (7): e1001024. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1001024. PMC 2912394. PMID 20686659.