Urticarial eruption associated with rheumatic fever in a child

Hossein C. Nousari, Arash Kimyai-Asadi, Nooshin Ketabchi, Bernard A. Cohen

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Abstract

The classic description of erythema marginatum is of a few asymptomatic erythematous patches or plaques with a characteristic central clearing which may coalesce and develop a polycyclic configuration. We report a boy with a urticarial eruption without the classic lesions of erythema marginatum in whom the diagnosis of rheumatic fever was subsequently made. Histology of the urticarial lesions revealed a mixed, superficial, perivascular infiltrate with prominent eosinophils. Rheumatic fever should be considered in children with fever and urticaria-like eruptions even in the absence of the classically described erythema marginatum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-291
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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