Viral exanthems

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Koplik’s spots. Red buccal mucosa with 1-mm white macules in a child with measles.


Infectious mononucleosis. Widespread red papules over chest of pre-teen.


Erythema infectiosum. Lacy rash on both extremities and trunk following red cheeks.


Aymmetric periflexural exanthem with lacy rash on one inner arm.


Viral exanthems are quite common in childhood. Two major patterns are discrete red papules and macules (measles-like or morbilliform) and a lacy red macular pattern.

Morbilliform eruptions

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