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September 3, 1904

ERYTHEMA CONTAGIOSUM.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(10):680. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500100038011
Abstract

Under the name of erythema contagiosum, Escherich2 has recently described cases of a disease which, in many ways, resemble the eruptive fevers of childhood The name was first given to the disease by Stricker of Giessen, but Escherich states that he has observed it for a good many years, first at Graz, and later at Vienna. It would appear that the disease was at first confounded with German measles. The disease has an incubation period of from six to fourteen days, and appears in children, who are subjectively well, in the form of an intense redness and turgescence of the cheeks, which is often quite sharply limited by the nasolabial line, thus resembling erysipelas. Less frequently the eruption on the face is in the form of flecks or gyrate patches. In most cases there are also present on the forehead, the region of the ears, and on the extremities,

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