How common is Gianotti-Crosti syndrome in the US?

Updated: Aug 13, 2019
  • Author: Kara N Shah, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (papular acrodermatitis of childhood) occurs sporadically in the clinical setting, with no apparent genetic or familial predisposition. Gianotti-Crosti syndrome appears to be uncommon and may go unrecognized because of its generally benign and self-limited course. Gianotti-Crosti syndrome is more commonly seen in the spring and summer, possibly as a result of a concomitant increase in viral illness seen in the general population.


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