Settembre 1997 - Volume XVI - numero 7

Medico e Bambino


Problemi non correnti

APEC: esantema periflessurale asimmetrico

MARIO CUTRONE

ULSS n.12 Terraferma Veneziana, Ospedale Umberto 1°, Divisione di Pediatria e Sezione di Patologia Neonatale, Mestre, Venezia

ASYMMETRIC PERIFLEXURAL EXANTHEM OF CHILDHOOD: A NEW ENTITY FOR THE PAEDIATRICIAN

Key words: Viral exhantems, APEC

The paper describes a new entity, the Asymmetric Periflexural Exanthem of Childhood (APEC), first described in 1962 and recently recognized as a separate clinical entity by many Authors. It is characterized by scarlatiniform or papular rash which develops usually from a periflexural (axillary or inguinal) area to the thoracic area but with a clear monolateral preference. Respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms may accompany the eruption. Occasionally moderate pruritus and regional lymphoadenopathy are present. The course is self-limited. This entity is believed to be caused by a virus but no single agent has been identified as a causal agent sofar. The Authors observed 4 cases of APEC over a period of four months in 18 to 24-month old children. It is probable that APEC can be diagnosed more often if increased attention is payed by paediatricians.

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M. Cutrone APEC: esantema periflessurale asimmetrico. Medico e Bambino 1997;16(7):441-443 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=9707_441.pdf


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