Exanthems case challenge 5
This child has a had a rash for several weeks.
What is the most likely diagnosis?
* Fifth disease
*! Pityriasis rosea
Explanation: The first plaque, the herald patch, is followed a few days later by numerous similar smaller scaly plaques mainly distributed on trunk
What virus has been associated with this disease?
* Parvovirus B19
* Herpes zoster
*! Herpes virus type 7
Explanation: Herpes virus 7 has been detected in at least some cases of pityriasis rosea. Herpes virus 6 has also been implicated.