Skin rash and subconjunctival haemorrhage in an adult with pandemic H1N1 influenza

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Abstract

A young man presented with erythematous rash that appeared 3 days following upper respiratory symptoms and fever. Diffuse exanthematous rash was seen over whole body, most pronounced over the trunk. A subconjunctival haemorrhage also appeared in the left eye following incessant cough. Reverse transcription-PCR of the nasopharyngeal secretions revealed influenza A (2009 pandemic H1N1). The patient responded to oseltamivir therapy. Influenza should be considered in patients presenting with exanthematous skin rash.

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