Gianotti-Crosti syndrome

Last reviewed 01/2018

  • in this syndrome the patient acutely develops hundreds of red macules and papules on the face, extremites and buttocks with sparing of the trunk
  • malaise and lymphadenopathy accomany the eruption
  • the lesions become purpuric and then slowly fade over the next two to three weeks
  • the rash appears to be the result of an underlying viral infection. It may occur in association with coxsachie, varicella, hepatitis B, and Epstein-Barr viruses.