sspecter at COM1.MED.USF.EDU
Wed Sep 20 06:51:55 EST 1995
There could be several causes for such a rash. Viral causes include
fifth disease caused by parvovirus B19 or roseola caused by human
herpesvirus 6. There is a good chance this time of year that it could be
due to a coxsackievirus. A few other possibilities also exist, including
an allergic reaction.
Good luck with your child.
On 20 Sep 1995, Erich A. Kikel wrote:
> My 2 month son has been hospitalized for a week with a high fever(103-104) and a
> rash that started at the top of his chest but moved to all his extremeties. The rash
> appeared after 2 days of the fever. The doctors have done a spinal tap to check for
> bacterial menengitis and an assortment of blood and urine tests. They have done
> cultures for any type of bacterial infection and ruled that out. They have also done
> a test for Rubela and ruled that out . Also the rash does not resemble Rubella.
> Also antibiotics were tried for 5 days with no results so they are assuming it
> is something viral.They have another specialist coming in tommorow to look at him.
> Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
> Thank You Erich kikel
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