Gianotti-Crosti syndrome associated with HBV infection in an adult

Case Report



Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome (GCS) is a characteristic cutaneous eruption following a viral infection. Incidence peaks in early childhood and the syndrome rarely occurs in adulthood. Hepatitis associated with GCS is usually anicteric and acute form.


To report an adult with GCS associated with HBV infection and presenting icteric progress.


The clinical features of the GCS case associated with HBV infection were evaluated.


The cutaneous lesions disappeared completely on the 61st day and clearance for HBsAg was also observed.


GCS may be seen in adults and may be associated with icteric HBV infection.


Dermatol Cutaneous Lesion IRISH Journal Human Immune Deficiency Virus Rubella Virus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Turhan
    • 1
  • N. Ardic
    • 2
  • B. Besirbellioglu
    • 3
  • T. Dogru
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept of Infectious Disease and Clinical MicrobiologyGulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Training HospIstanbul
  2. 2.Dept of Microbiology and Clinical MicrobiologyGulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Training HospIstanbul
  3. 3.Dept of Infectious Disease and Clinical MicrobiologyCulhane Military Medical Academy School of MedicineAnkara
  4. 4.Dept of internal MedicineCulhane Military Medical Academy School of MedicineAnkara

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