Newer Childhood Viral Exanthemas – Overview

Authors: K. Martinásková
Authors‘ workplace: Dermatovenerologické oddelenie, FNsP J. A. Reimana, Prešov
Published in: Čes-slov Derm, 83, 2008, No. 4, p. 177-185
Category: Reviews (Continuing Medical Education)


The author presents recent knowledge concerning selected childhood viral exanthematous diseases such as roseola infantum, pityriasis rosea, erythema infectiosum, asymmetric periflexural exanthema in children, hand-foot and mouth disease, Gianotti-Crosti syndrome and papular-purpuric gloves and socks syndrome. These infectious diseases are diagnosed on the ground of a proper interpretation of epidemiological situation, clinical picture and virological examination (serology with regard to the kinetics of virus neutralising antibody titre, isolation of a virus on tissue cultures and methods of molecular biology – PCR).

Key words:
selected childhood viral exanthemas – etiology – epidemiology – clinical picture


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