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Maculopapular Rashes


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Mother with recent food borne meningitis or GI disease producing fetus with rash on legs and trunk, bacterial pneumonia, sepsis, granulomas.
Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes)
Cow worker with contagious dermatitis
Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes)
Infant with late-onset bacterial meningitis following contact with person with food borne meningitis or GI disease
Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes)
Prevention of Listeriosis
Washing and cooking food
A preschool child or infanct develops a high fever for a few days. As the the fever disappears, a maculopapular rash involving the trunk and nect appears and lasts about 1 day. At low frequency, neurological signs and splenomegaly may occur, dsDNA virus
Roseola Infantum (Exanthem Subitum, 4th Disease)
Etiology of Roseola Infantum
HHV 6 and sometimes HHV 7
During the summer, a young child with multiple family members presents with a maculopapular rash involving the trunk and neck, fever and sore throat. Virus with ssRNA could be cultured.
Enteroviral Rash
Virus is protean
Enteroviral Rash
Etiology of Enteroviral rash
Coxsackie, Echovirue, Picornaviridae, ssRNA
Diagnosis of Enteroviral Rash
Culture of picornavirus
Therapy of Enteroviral rash
supportive, specific gamma-globulin in infants.

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