Rotaviruses are important etiological agents of nosocomial infections in childhood and are the main pathogens of infantile diarrhea which is still associated with high mortality in developing countries and morbidity. Although a specific dermatologie clinical picture is not associated to these infections, different clinical manifestations, which include maculo-papular exanthema, Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, and acute infantile hemorrhagic edema, have been reported in course of rotavirus infections. The prognosis is excellent in healthy, immunocompetent individuals even if a possible involvement of rotavirus in the pathogenesis of celiac disease has been postulated. To prevent rotavirus infections a pentavalent vaccine was recently licensed by the US Food and Drug Administration.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Celiac disease
- Gianotti-Crosti syndrome
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