GC: n

S: UMMC – (last access: 7 November 2014); NIH – (last access: 27 November 2019).

N: 1. From acro- (word-forming element meaning “highest, topmost, at the extremities,” before vowels acr-, from Latinized form of Greek akro- “pertaining to an end, extreme,” from akros “at the end, at the top, outermost; consummate, excellent” from PIE *akri-, from root *ak- “be sharp, rise (out) to a point, pierce.”) +‎ dermatitis (dermat- “of or pertaining to skin” + -itis “inflammation”).
2. Acrodermatitis is a childhood skin condition that may be accompanied by mild symptoms of fever and malaise. It may also be associated with hepatitis B and other viral infections.
3. In Italian children, acrodermatitis is seen frequently with hepatitis B, but this link is rarely seen in the United States. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV, mononucleosis) is the virus most often associated with acrodermatitis.
4. Other associated viruses include cytomegalovirus, coxsackie viruses, parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and some live virus vaccines.
5. Skin condition that typically affects children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years.
6. The full name of the disease is papular acrodermatitis of childhood. It is also called Gianotti-Crosti syndrome. Although rare, children who live with (or near) each other can have the disease at the same time.
7. Acrodermatitis has also appeared in siblings of children previously afflicted with the condition, sometimes up to a year after the appearance of the original case. It is believed that children who had the disease still carry it even after all signs of the condition have passed. In a few cases, children with Down’s syndrome have shown a slightly higher risk for developing acrodermatitis than other children.
8. Acrodermatitis itself does not require treatment and the condition usually goes away on its own without any complications. Hydrocortisone creams can be used to relieve itching.

S: 1. OED –; (last access: 27 November 2019). 2 & 3. MEDLP – (last access: 30 October 2014). 4 to 8. HRL – (last access: 30 October 2014).


CR: Lyme disease