Herpetic whitlow

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: 1F00.0Y

Infection caused by herpes viruses in the area of a finger.

Herpesviruses, usually type I, in some cases type II. A herpetic whitlow can occur as both a primary and secondary infection. Infection often occurs in dentists.

Bubbles or erosion, usually very painful, in the area of the finger.

  • Anamnesis (painful, recent onset)
  • Clinical
  • Virological diagnosis (microtrak and / or PCR)