Enteroviral exanthems

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These are non-specific diseases caused by different serotypes of enteroviruses:

General information[edit | edit source]

  • mode of transmission: fecal-oral route (sometimes also via air)
  • incidence: mainly in summer and autumn[1]
  • affects young children more often
  • incubation period: 3–7 days

Clinical picture[edit | edit source]

  • manifestations are highly variable:
  • fever, sometimes with catarrh, vomiting or diarrhea
  • soon after, there is a rash similar to measles or rubella - usually it is not itchy
  • fever lasts for about 3 days, the rash disappears within 3-7 days

Differential diagnosis[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. a b c d e TASKER, Robert C., Robert J. MCCLURE and Carlo L. ACERINI. Oxford Handbook by Pediatrics. 1st edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. pp. 688.  ISBN 978-0-19-856573-4 .