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What does the west nile virus rash looks like?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 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 26 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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A 47-year-old member asked:

What does the west nile virus rash look like?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What does west nile rash look like?

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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
West nile virus rash: It is variable in different pt. Rash was most commonly described as maculopapular in 12 patients (80%) (figure 1), and macular in 3 (20%). For the 14 patients for whom the rash onset history was known, rash began on the trunk alone in 6 patients (43%), on the head or neck in 3 (21%), on the upper extremities in 2 (14%), on the lower extremities in 1 (7%), and on a combination of sites in 2 (14%).
Last updated Jan 22, 2014

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