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Glossary for Morbilliform rash

  • Adult T-Cell leukemia: A form of blood cancer affecting the T-cells which make up the body's immune system. The disease is caused by the HTLV-1 virus (human T-cell leukemia virus) which causes the proliferation of abnormal T-cells. The virus can be transmitted sexually and may lay dormant for decades. There are four subtypes: acute, chronic, lymphoma and smoldering. The acute and lymphoma subtypes have the poorest prognosis.
  • Drug eruption:
  • Epstein-Barr virus: Common virus causing mononucleosis
  • Hypersensitivity vasculitis:
  • Id reaction:
  • Maculopapular rash: A rash that occurs on the skin that appears reddish with macula and papules
  • Measles: Once common viral infection now rare due to vaccination.
  • Rubella: A contagious viral infection caused by the Rubella virus which produces a rash and lymph node swelling. It can have serious implication in pregnant women as the virus can be transmitted through the placenta and cause serious fetal defects or even fetal death.
  • Scarlet fever: A complication of infection from strep bacteria such as strep throat.
  • Scrub typhus: Type of typhus usually caught from ticks
  • Secondary syphilis: A condition which is characterized by fever, multiform skin eruptions, iritis, alopecia, mucous patches and severe pain in the head and joints
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome: Severe immune reaction causing shock
  • Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.


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