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Wiwanitkit V. Skin rash in Ebola virus disease: Rate?. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:131-2
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Wiwanitkit V. Skin rash in Ebola virus disease: Rate?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 Aug 29];9:131-2. Available from: https://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/2/131/177389
Ebola virus disease is the present consideration in public health. This disease can result in a severe hemorrhagic manifestation and death. However, in some cases, silent infection or mild infection can be expected.  Cutaneous manifestations of Ebola can be seen and this is an interesting issue in dermatology. ,, In a previous report from the Republic of the Sudan, rash can be seen in up to 52% of Ebola virus disease cases.  Blattner et al. noted that “rash initially presents on the upper arms, flexor forearms, and upper legs, sometimes in a centripetal fashion.”  For the recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in 2014, the observation of skin problems is not well-documented. The rate of rash in the patients has not been studied. However, the rate of rash should be similar to the previous report from the Republic of the Sudan.  In fact, the mild infection presenting with only skin rash is possible and this is the topic to be kept in mind for any dermatologist.  Having a case coming from an endemic area with an unexplained rash, the Ebola virus disease should be included in a differential diagnosis.
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