A 22-month-old girl with lesions on the face and extremities

Pediatr Ann. 2013 Jan;42(1):18-20. doi: 10.3928/00904481-20121221-15.


CME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: 1.Diagnose Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS) based on the clinical presentation.2.Understand the various etiologies (viral, immunizations, bacterial) associated with GCS.3.Know the natural course of GCS. A 22-month-old black girl presented to the emergency department with a 5-day history of an itchy rash. Her family reported that the rash started as itchy bumps on the extremities and spread to the face and buttocks and was associated with a runny nose and cough. There was no history of fevers, abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea. The patient had a medical history significant for pyleonephritis, pneumonia, and meningitis. She did not have any allergies to medications and was not taking any medications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acrodermatitis / diagnosis*
  • Acrodermatitis / etiology
  • Arm
  • Buttocks
  • Facial Dermatoses / diagnosis*
  • Facial Dermatoses / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Leg Dermatoses / diagnosis*
  • Leg Dermatoses / etiology