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November 1969

Perianal Vesiculopustular Eruption Associated With Hong Kong Influenza

Author Affiliations


From the Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital (CARIH) (Dr. Molk) and the Division of Dermatology, University of Colorado Medical Center (Maj Erickson and Dr. Kahn).

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(5):570-574. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610290054011

A perianal vesicular eruption occurred in association with an epidemic of "Hong Kong" influenza affecting approximately 80 of 160 boys and girls being treated for chronic intractable asthma at Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital, Denver. Laboratory studies did not demonstrate any infective cause for the eruption. It may represent a previously unnoticed cutaneous manifestation of Hong Kong influenza.