Case Report

Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome Following Epstein-Barr Virus Infection: A Case Report


  • Mehmet Tekin
  • Habip Almış
  • Kasım Özarslan
  • Abdulgani Gülyüz
  • Mehmet Turgut

Received Date: 03.06.2014 Accepted Date: 29.09.2014 J Pediatr Res 2014;1(4):236-238

Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS) is defined as papular acrodermatitis of childhood. It is associated with immunizations and viral or bacterial infections. GCS is characterized with symmetrical papular or papulovesicular eruptions on the face, buttocks, and extensor surfaces of the extremities. Although GCS was previously reported to be associated with infections of hepatitis B virus, many different viral infections have been reported to be associated with this syndrome. The disease is healed without treatment within a few weeks. The condition often concerns the infected child’s family due to the papular structure; however, recognition of this syndrome will reduce unnecessary tests and repeated doctor visits. Here, we present a six-year-old boy with GCS after an Epstein -Barr virus infection.

Keywords: Childhood, Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, papular acrodermatitis

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