ERYTHEMA MULTIFORME − A RARE PRESENTATION OF ACUTE RICKETTIOSIS
Erythema multiforme is a skin disorder of unknown etiology and pathophysiology poorly known, but has been described in association with multiple inflammatory and infectious diseases. Ricketsia conori is a well known and broadly described infectious agent, with a wide range of clinical manifestations. The association between this infectious agent and erythema multiforme, although mentioned in some reviews, is extremely rare and poorly known. In this report we describe a case of Ricketsia conori infection, with laboratorial confirmations, in a 9 year’s old child who presented with a febrile syndrome and erythema multiforme.
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