Acute fever and rash in the adult can present a diagnostic challenge. Central nervous system involvement may or may not be present. Therefore patients suspected of having one of these viruses should be placed in isolation and the CDC and the state health department should be contacted immediately. The presentation can be variable but fever, headache and cough are common. Evaluation of fever in infants and young children. Mucous patches may be visible on mucous membranes. This chapter is not meant to be encyclopedic but has tried to highlight some of the common and important causes of fever and rash.
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Itching was mostly seen in urticeria, IMN and chickenpox. Two patients' skin biopsies were reported as leukocytoclastic vasculitis. The skin may become red and inflamed, and the rash tends to be weepy and oozy. Symptoms vary but can include:. This makes it difficult to treat. Acute renal failure developed in 1 patient, who then died of multiple organ failure in the intensive care unit. If you have an itchy viral rash, you can try applying a cool compress or calamine lotion to the affected area.