Gianotti-Crosti syndrome


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Related to Gianotti-Crosti syndrome: papular acrodermatitis of childhood

Gia·not·ti-Cros·ti syn·drome

(jah-nawt'ē krōs'tē),
a cutaneous manifestation of hepatitis B infection occurring in young children; an exanthem comprising nonpruritic dusky papules on the legs, buttocks, and extensors of the arms; Gianotti-Crosti syndrome lasts 2-8 weeks and is associated with adenopathy, anicteric hepatomegaly, and malaise.
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Gia·not·ti-Cros·ti syn·drome

(jah-nawt'ē krōs'tē sindrōm)
Cutaneous manifestation of hepatitis B infection occurring in young children; an exanthem comprising nonpruritic dusky papules on the legs, buttocks, and extensors of the arms.
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Crosti,

A., Italian dermatologist, 1896-1988.
Gianotti-Crosti syndrome - see under Gianotti

Gianotti,

Ferdinando, Italian pediatric dermatologist, 1920-1984.
Gianotti-Crosti syndrome - a cutaneous manifestation of hepatitis B infection occurring in young children. Synonym(s): papular acrodermatitis of childhood
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Physicians need to remember that, while they may have learned in residency that Gianotti-Crosti syndrome is associated with hepatitis B, that's rarely true in the United States.
Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS), also known as papular acrodermatitis of childhood, is a relatively rare, self-limited exanthema that usually affects infants and children 6 months to 12 years of age (peak occurrence is in one-to 6-year-olds).
Epstein-Barr virus causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with several benign and malignant conditions, including Burkitt lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders, Kikuchi histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, hydroa vacciniforme, Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, and oral hairy leukoplakia.
Mancini reviewed common exanthems, and many that aren't so common, paying special attention to five of the newer or atypical exanthems: acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), Arcanobacterium haemolyticum, Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, papular-purPuric gloves and socks syndrome, and unilateral laterothoracic exanthem.
Also known as Gianotti-Crosti syndrome and first identified in 1955, it is only recently that researchers classified papular acrodermatitis of childhood as a viral exanthem.