Viral exanthems in childhood – infectious (direct) exanthems. Part 2: Other viral exanthems

Authors



Prof. Dr. med. Regina Fölster-Holst
Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein,
Campus Kiel
Dermatologie, Venerologie und
Allergologie
Schittenhelmstraße 7
D-24105 Kiel
Tel.: +49-431-597-1596/1579/1501
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E-mail: rfoelsterholst@dermatology.uni-kiel.de

Summary

The group of the non-classic infectious exanthems are mostly maculopapular or vesicular. The latter changes are typical for infections with varicella-zoster virus and Coxsackie viruses. Congenital cytomegalovirus infections are characterized by petechiae and purpura, while the papular-purpuric gloves and socks syndrome is usually associated with parvovirus B19. Aside from these, the non-classic infectious exanthems diseases include nonspecific exanthems coupled with respiratory and enteric infections.

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