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What infection preceded this rash?

Last Updated on March 5, 2019 by

An 8-year-old boy is brought to the pediatrician by his mother over concerns of a new-onset rash. He is otherwise healthy, though his mother mentions that he was unwell two weeks prior to the rash appearing. On examination, numerous small salmon-pink scaly papules are seen on his trunk and extremities. Which of the following infections most likely preceded this cutaneous eruption?

A. Parvovirus B19 infection
B. Campylobacter infection
C. Streptococcal infection
D. Epstein-Barr virus infection

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