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what does the west nile virus rash looks like?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Generalized with...: A maculopapular rash (red flat or red bumps) with can itch. Occurs after 5-7 days of illness.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus.

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What does the west nile virus rash look like?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
West Nile Virus: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus.

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