Reactive arthritis and vasculitis in a child due to Ross River virus infection

Kynan T Feeney, Kevin J Murray, Amanda J Whittle and Gary K Dowse
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06532.x
Published online: 6 December 2004

To the Editor: We report an unusual case of Ross River virus (RRV) disease in a 7-year-old child. The patient presented to her general practitioner with fever, rash and pain in the lower limbs. Swelling of the joints of the hands and left knee was found, with a widespread rash that covered the trunk, limbs and face. The rash comprised lesions of varying types, including maculopapular, vesicular and petechial lesions (Box).

  • Kynan T Feeney
  • Kevin J Murray
  • Amanda J Whittle
  • Gary K Dowse



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