Gianotti-Crosti syndrome as the only manifestation of primary Epstein-Barr virus infection: a case report


Guemues P., Teksam O., Akinci H., Boztepe G., KARA A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.50, no.3, pp.302-304, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.302-304

Abstract

Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS) presents as a symmetric erythematous papular and papulovesicular eruption of the face, extremities, and buttocks, and usually occurs in young children. GCS has been classically associated with hepatitis B virus, as well as rarely with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus. We report a case of GCS related with EBV infection without any systemic symptoms in a two-year-old male patient who presented with symmetric red papular eruptions on the cheeks, buttocks and both upper and lower extremities.