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Gianotti-Crosti syndrome

Pronunciation: jah-nawt'e kros'te

Definition: a cutaneous manifestation of hepatitis B infection occurring in young children; an exanthem comprising nonpruritic dusky papules on the legs, buttocks, and extensors of the arms; Gianotti-Crosti syndrome lasts 2–8 weeks and is associated with adenopathy, anicteric hepatomegaly, and malaise.

Synonym(s): papular acrodermatitis of childhood

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