Human herpesvirus 7: another causal agent for roseola (exanthem
This rapidly progresses to an exanthem
of macules and targetoid lesions, epidermal detachment and mucositis.
Clinicians have learned to keep an eye out for the bad actors, like oral mucosa necrosis that could signal Stevens-Johnson syndrome, or the centripetal spread of exanthem
with petechiae from a tick bite that could signal Rocky Mountain spotted fever, he said at a women's and pediatric dermatology seminar sponsored by Skin Disease Education Foundation (SDEF).
of dengue fever: Clinical features of two US tourists traveling abroad.
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
Atypical varicella exanthems
associated with skin injury.
An update on pityriasis rosea and other similar childhood exanthems
. Current opinion in pediatrics 21.4; 2009: 481-485.
Women who work in child care, for example, should avoid direct contact with children who have parvovirus infection ("Fifth disease") or other viral exanthems
. Health care workers should use universal precautions at all times, and all pregnant women should avoid direct exposure to cat feces and consumption of uncooked meats.
"Drug-induced maculopapular exanthems
account for about 95% of all drug-induced cutaneous eruptions we see," Dr.
Few physicians may be aware that 4.4% of eases of RMSF occur in the household of another case-patient with the disease (15), a situation that often lends further diagnostic confusion for this illness that can mimic other febrile exanthems
, such as dengue, as well as gastrointestinal infection, other abdominal conditions, pneumonia, and meningoencephalitis (19-22).
MIAMI BEACH -- Prodrome symptoms and clinical presentations of skin eruptions can help prompt identification and correct diagnosis of five new exanthems
in pediatric patients, Dr.
Reeves, also chief of the CDC's Viral Exanthems
and Herpesvirus Branch.