Viral Infections

  • Patrick McMahonEmail author
  • Robert James Smith


Cutaneous manifestations of viral infections in pediatric patients can provide the first critical clues to disease development. While often self-limiting, viral infections can cause serious morbidity and mortality in vulnerable pediatric populations. In this chapter, we review the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and treatment of hand foot mouth disease, neonatal herpes simplex virus infection, disseminated varicella zoster in an immunocompromised patient and Lipschütz ulcers.


Viral exanthem Coxsackievirus Enterovirus Herpes simplex virus Varicella zoster virus Epstein–Barr virus Lipschütz ulcer Acyclovir 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric DermatologyThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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