Viral exanthems in childhood--infectious (direct) exanthems. Part 1: Classic exanthems.

@article{FoelsterHolst2009ViralEI,
  title={Viral exanthems in childhood--infectious (direct) exanthems. Part 1: Classic exanthems.},
  author={Regina Foelster-Holst and H. Kreth},
  journal={Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={309-16}
}
Exanthems during childhood occur quite often and are mostly harmless in nature. Among different trigger factors, viruses are of prime importance. Viral exanthems may manifest as a macular, maculopapular, papular, urticarial or vesicular rash. Exanthems with other causes (bacterial toxins, drugs, autoimmune diseases) as well as those with unclear etiology such as unilateral lat-erothoracic exanthem or Kawasaki disease must be differentiated from viral exanthems. This review focuses on the… CONTINUE READING