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February 1985

A Probable Case of Rotavirus Exanthem

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology (Drs Ruzicka and Braun-Falco) and the Max von Pettenkofer Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology (Dr Rosendahl), University of Munich.

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(2):253-254. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660020111031

• A generalized maculopapular exanthem and signs of hepatitis developed in a 28-year-old man one week after his two sons had suffered from rotavirus gastroenteritis. The patient's serum contained rotavirus antibody at titers of 1:256 and 1:512. Other known causes of exanthemata were excluded by clinical and laboratory investigations. The epidemiologic evidence and the results of serological tests suggested that the rotavirus caused the patient's exanthem.

(Arch Dermatol1985;121:253-254)