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UNILATERAL LATEROTHORACIC EXANTHEM AND PRIMARY EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS INFECTION: CASE REPORT

Duarte, Ana F. MD*†; Cruz, Maria J. MD*; Baudrier, Teresa MD*; Mota, Alberto MD, PhD†*; Azevedo, Fliomena MD*

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: June 2009 - Volume 28 - Issue 6 - p 549-550
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318193eca7
Brief Reports

Unilateral laterothoracic exanthem is a self-limited disease that occurs most commonly in children. It is characterized by unilateral exanthem, often in axillary region. The etiology is unknown, but a viral agent is suspected. We report a 1-year-old white girl with unilateral laterothoracic exanthem associated with Epstein Barr virus infection, suggesting this virus has a possible etiologic role.

From the *Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital São João, Porto, Portugal; and †Faculty of Medicine of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Accepted for publication November 4, 2008.

Address for correspondence: Ana F. Duarte, MD, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital São João, Alameda Professor Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal. E-mail: anafilipaduarte21@yahoo.co.uk.

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