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Baboon-Like Syndrome in Children

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  • Iria Neri M.D.,

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    1. Department of Specialistic, Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine, Dermatology Unit, S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    • Address correspondence to Iria Neri, M.D., Department of Specialistic, Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine, Dermatology Unit, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 1, 40138 Bologna, Italy, or e-mail: iria.neri@aosp.bo.it.

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  • Arianna Dondi M.D.,

    1. Department of Gynecological, Obstetric and Pediatric Sciences, Pediatric Unit, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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  • Lorenza Ricci M.D.,

    1. Department of Specialistic, Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine, Dermatology Unit, S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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  • Annalisa Patrizi M.D.

    1. Department of Specialistic, Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine, Dermatology Unit, S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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Abstract

Baboon syndrome is a combination of diffuse symmetrical erythema on the major flexural areas and V-shaped erythema on both upper anteromedial thighs. Infectious agents have been described as possible triggers. We describe for the first time baboon syndrome in a child induced by a coinfection with Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus.

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