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Author: Dr Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2002.
Several common childhood viral infections cause widespread exanthems (rashes):
Other viral syndromes include:
Viral infections can also cause cancer. Examples include:
Localised skin and mucosal conditions caused by viral infections include:
In the future, we expect to classify more skin conditions as viral in origin as more sophisticated tests for viral particles become available.
Viral infections including viral hepatitis sometimes give rise to:
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