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Gianotti-Crosti syndrome

Synonym(s)

Definition

Self-limited, childhood exanthem occurring in characteristic distribution and associated with multiple infectious agents

Pathogenesis

Associated with mostly viral agents, including hepatitis B, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), coxsackievirus and other enteroviruses, parainfluenza virus, parvovirus B19, poxvirus, cytomegalovirus (CMV), human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6); some occurrences follow