Rash on extensor surfaces of a childBMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5547 (Published 11 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:j5547
- Lyndon Wells, paediatric ST-3 trainee,1,
- Satveer Mahil, dermatology registrar2
- 1Paediatric department, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London, UK
- 2St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
- Correspondence to L Wells
A 2 year old boy was referred to the emergency department by his general practitioner with a non-pruritic, erythematous, papular rash on his knees (fig 1), elbows, buttocks, and face for 10 days. He had experienced a recent viral upper respiratory tract infection, but was clinically well.
What is the diagnosis and with which viral infections is it associated?
Gianotti-Crosti, also known as “infantile papular acrodermatitis,” is associated with several viral infections, including Epstein Barr …