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J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2009 May;7(5):414-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2008.06869.x. Epub 2008 Sep 19.

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

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  • 1University Clinic Schleswig-Holstein-Campus Kiel, Clinic for Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, Germany. rfoelsterholst@dermatology.uni-kiel.de

Abstract

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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