#Mucocutaneous #Findings and Course in an Adult With #Zika Virus #Infection (JAMA Dermatol., abstract)

[Source: US National Library of Medicine, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

JAMA Dermatol. 2016 May 11. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1433. [Epub ahead of print]

Mucocutaneous Findings and Course in an Adult With Zika Virus Infection.

Derrington SM1, Cellura AP1, McDermott LE1, Gubitosi T1, Sonstegard AM1, Chen S1, Garg A1.

Author information: 1Department of Dermatology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, New York.

 

Abstract

Importance:

The Zika virus epidemic has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization. We describe the mucocutaneous features and histologic correlation in a patient with the acute Zika virus infection.

Observations:

We observed the presence of a diffuse papular descending eruption, petechiae on the palate, and hyperemic sclerae in a 44-year-old man returning from Puerto Rico with confirmatory testing for the Zika virus.

Conclusions and Relevance:

A detailed awareness of mucocutaneous findings associated with Zika virus infection will support its early recognition and will facilitate elimination of Zika infection from consideration for concerned patients who present with other, more common erythematous eruptions.

PMID: 27168495 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Keywords: Research; Abstracts; Zika  Virus.

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