|ARS rash -- how widespread?
Dec 14, 1998
I'm sorry, this is not a viral load/resistance question, but you give very clear, meaningful answers. Could you please say how widespread the rash associated with ARS is? I've read that it's an erythematous maculopapular rash on the face and trunk, but just how widespread is it, usually? Would four or five insect-bite-like rashes near the left shoulder qualify? Could it show up at 20 to 21 weeks after infection? I have just had an ELISA at 18 weeks, which came back negative. Thank you very much.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
In the small series of patients studied, maybe 25% have a rash. It appears more like a minimally raised sunburn. The rash you describe would not qualify. It shows up within a week or two of exposure/infection. Glad your test is negative. MH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.