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Gianotti-Crosti syndrome associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection

Authors
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
0190-9622
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
20
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0190-9622(89)70041-4
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, a distinctive eruption occurring after hepatitis B infection, is characterized by symmetric, nonpruritic lichenoid papules usually localized to the face, limbs, and buttocks. In North America, hepatitis B antigenemia is rarely associated with Gianotti-Crosti syndrome in infants. Recent reports indicate there are a variety of infectious agents associated with Gianotti-Crosti syndrome. We report a case of an 11-month-old white female infant with Gianotti-Crosti syndrome and concurrent primary Epstein-Barr virus infection without evidence of hepatitis B infection.

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