The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 85, Issue 7, pp 528–534 | Cite as

Fever with Rashes

  • Letha Soman
Review Article


Fever with rashes is one of the commonest clinical problems a general practitioner or pediatrician has to face in day-to-day clinical practice. It can be a mild viral illness or a life-threatening illness like meningococcemia or Dengue hemorrhagic fever or it can be one with a lifelong consequence like Kawasaki disease. It is very important to arrive at a clinical diagnosis as early as possible with the minimum investigational facilities. The common causes associated with fever and rashes are infections, viral followed by other infections. There can be so many non-infectious causes also for fever and rashes like auto immune diseases, drug allergies etc. The type of rashes, their appearance in relation to the fever and pattern of spread to different parts of body and the disappearance, all will help in making a diagnosis. Often the diagnosis is clinical. In certain situations laboratory work up becomes essential.


Fever with rashes Maculopapular rashes Erythematous rashes Petechial rashes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsPushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research CenterThiruvallaIndia

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