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.

Gianotti-Crosti syndrome

[jänot′ē kros′tē]
Etymology: Fernando Gianotti, Italian dermatologist, 1920-1984; Agostino Crosti, Italian dermatologist, 20th century
a generally benign and self-limited disease of young children that had previously been associated with hepatitis B virus now known to occur in other viral illnesses. It is characterized by the appearance of crops of usually nonpruritic, dusky or coppery red, flat-topped, firm papules forming a symmetric eruption on the face, buttocks, and limbs, including the palms and soles, and associated with malaise, low-grade fever, and a few other symptoms. Also called acrodermatitis papulosa infantum, infantile acrodermatitis, papular acrodermatitis of childhood.

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.

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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Gianotti-Crosti syndrome as a result of vaccination and Epstein-Barr virus infection.
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.