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Article Home Children's Health Gianotti Crosti Syndrome

Gianotti Crosti Syndrome

It is also known as papular acrodermatitis of childhood.It occurs in reponse to virla infection in which there will be formation of papular rash whcih lasts for several weeks. It is also known as acrodermatitis papulosa infantum.

Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome (Papular Acrodermatitis of Childhood)

The rashes appear as dull red spots which first develops on thighs and buttocks, than on th outer aspects of the arms and finally on face. The rashes are assymmetrical and measures about 5-10mm and are deep red in color. It is associated with itching. The rashes fades in 2-8 weeks with mild scaling.


  • Fever.
  • Enlargement of lymphnodes.
  • Elnargement of liver and spleen.
  • Pharyngeal erytnema.]
  • Oropharyngeal ulcers or vesicles.
  • Tonsillar swelling.

It is sometimes is associated with

It is ussually reported to occur after vaccination of the following

  • Hepatitis A virus.
  • Hepatitis B virus.
  • Measles, mumps, rubella,
  • influenza virus,
  • Oral polio virus,
  • Japanese encephalitis.


There is no specific treatment. Topical steroid cream is applied on rashes.