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PAPULAR-PURPURIC GLOVES AND SOCKS SYNDROME IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Fretzayas, Andrew MD, PhD; Douros, Konstantinos MD; Moustaki, Maria MD, PhD; Nicolaidou, Polyxeni MD, PhD

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: March 2009 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - pp 250-252
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31818cb289
Brief Reports

We describe the case of a 12-year-old boy with gloves and socks syndrome caused by coinfection with HHV-6 and PVB19, and review the published cases from 5 to 18 years of age to profile the disease in this age group. The review of the literature yielded 25 cases of gloves and socks syndrome. Most patients were febrile and had acute PVB19 infection.

From the Third Department of Pediatrics, Athens University Medical School, “Attikon” University Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Accepted for publication September 4, 2008.

Address for correspondence: Andrew Fretzayas, MD, PhD, 3rd Dept of Pediatrics, Attikon University Hospital, Rimini St., 12462 Haidari, Athens, Greece. E-mail: maria-m@otenet.gr.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.