Early childhood viral diseases can affect a localized skin area or affect the child such as common viruses.
Warts and molluscum contagiosum usually occur in the identified diseases. Both are benign diseases. The warts appear as single or confused lesions with hyperkeratosis and depending on the area of the body they appear to have a corresponding morphology. For example, smooth warts are found on the face. They are smooth patches with no severe hyperkeratosis and no particular symptoms. On the contrary, the warts on the soles of the feet are highly hyperkeratotic and painful when walking. The treatment needs to be persevered and combined with the use of cryotherapy and topical preparations. However, persistent warts are particularly resistant to treatment.
The molluscum contagiosum usually is evident to individual spots on the torso. The treatment is easy and short, as long as there is no re-infection. In all viral diseases of this nature it should be noted that skin injury from e.g. continuous upheaval can result in damage at that area.
Systemic viral diseases include classic childhood diseases such as chickenpox and measles. In these cases, the child usually develops the rash after contact with another affected child and after days of fever and general malaise. Similar symptoms exist in other viral diseases of this class, but the detection and type of rash helps in the diagnosis.
Such diseases are, for example, infectious erythema, Gianotti-Crosti and Hand – Foot – Oral Disease. The treatment, of course, after a proper diagnosis, is similar to other systemic viral diseases combined with laboratory testing.