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September 1968

Congenital Rubella SyndromeUnusual Cutaneous Manifestations

Author Affiliations

Galveston, Tex

From the Department of Dermatology (Dr. Castrow) and the Department of Pediatrics (Dr. De Beukelaer), The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex. Dr. Castrow is currently at 703 Hermann Professional Building, Houston.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(3):260-262. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610150046006

A case of congenital rubella syndrome is presented which emphasizes the unusual cutaneous findings associated with this multisystem viral disease. The presenting signs and symptoms were: a reticulated, erythematous eruption of the face and acral areas, seborrhea of the face, "failure to thrive," mental and motor retardation, microcephaly, deafness, chorioretinitis, delayed dentition, hepatosplenomegaly, dysgammaglobulinemia, and an abnormal roentgenographic appearance of the femurs.