Infectious Disease: Clinical Pearls


James Treat, MD

5 pearls for treating infectious disease in children:

  • Gianotti Crosti can be induced by molluscum contagiosum and may mark the end of the infection
  • Tonsillectomy should be considered in children with severe psoriasis that correlates with GRoup A Streptococcal infection
  • ‪If you see Guttate psoriasis in children under 5, look at their perianal area for the Strep infection
  • Leishmaniasis can present as a non-healing ulcer in patients who have traveled to Central AMerica or Middle East
  • Exuberant hand foot and mouth is caused by coxackie A6