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A one-month-old infant was admitted to the paediatric unit with high fever (38.5°C) and irritability. He was otherwise healthy and born at term. His parents reported contact with a cousin with high fever. The physical examination was unremarkable except for tense fontanelle. Suspecting infection, an antibiotic (amoxicillin) and antiviral (ganciclovir) therapies were started. However, the blood count, the C-reactive protein and the cerebrospinal fluid analysis were normal, …
Author note This case was presented as a poster at the European Society of Pediatric Dermatology Congress 2016. Pediatric Dermatology 2016;33:S27–S59, poster P048.
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