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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


A study of dermatological manifestation of viral exanthems in a tertiary care center


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Author Details : Raju J, Raghavendra K. R, Nithin S. U

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 101-104


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Abstract

Introduction: Viral fevers are now a days common in and around the spring season. They involve all system of the body including skin. We tried to review possible dermatological manifestation of all suspected and diagnosed cases of viral exanthema.
Materials and Methods: A prospective study of Dermatological manifestation of viral fevers conducted in August 2017 to November 2017 for a period of 3 months. Complete Clinical examination was performed and the findings were recorded on pro forma.
Results: A total approximately 200 patients were enrolled in the study during that specified period. Out of which males were 96 and females were 104. Most commonly observed skin lesions is morbilliform maculopapular rash in about 35 % of patients, next was Generalised erythema with islands of normal skin in around 12%. Pigmentory changes were noted in 27%of patients.
Conclusion: A wide spectrum of mucocutaneous manifestations is observed in viral exanthemas. A good knowledge of dermatological manifestation of viral exanthemas can aid in early diagnosis and proper management.

Keywords: Viral exanthemas, Chicken gunya fever, Dengue fever, Morbilliform rash, Melasma like pigmentation.

Doi : 10.18231/2581-4729.2018.0025

How to cite : Raju J, Raghavendra K. R, Nithin S. U, A study of dermatological manifestation of viral exanthems in a tertiary care center. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2018;4(2):101-104

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