Symptom/Finding

rash (exanthem)

Description

A skin eruption caused by an infectious disease; an exanthema; 1% to 8% of patients taking antibiotics have a cutaneous reaction. Consider a drug reaction in patients with a maculopapular rash, expecially when palmoplantar involvement. [PPID p. 792] Other causes of a macular or papular rash are adenovirus, cytomegalovirus, and disseminated fungal infections (Blastomyces dermatitidis, Candida spp., Coccidioides immitis, Cryptococcus neoformans, Fusarium spp., and Histoplasma capsulatum). [Cohen, p. 156]

Category

Skin

ICD-9 Code

782.1

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