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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



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