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Child with continuous fever, detected with viral tonsillitis. Has tiny red spots on body after fever subsided. Cause?

Hi. My one year old son has had a fever of 101 to 102 for 3 days. Took him to the dr yesterday and they said his ears looked good, swabbed his throat and ruled out strep and then said he had viral Tonsilitis . Now today the fever finally broke but he has tiny red spots all over his belly and back. Is this a reaction from his chickenpox shot? Or just a virus? Should I take him back to the doctor?
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
Skin rashes (tiny red spots) in children associated with fever could be due to multiple reasons.

Chicken Pox is a possible diagnosis. But there are many other possibilities like - measles, roseola, erythema infectiosum, Kawasaki disease, CMV, enterovirus, EBV, Hemorrhagic fever, VZV, Dengue, thrombocytopenia etc.

The size, shape, level, order of appearance etc are important characteristics to distinguish rashes and reach the possible cause. It is very much important to get your child examined by pediatrician and start the treatment accordingly.

Please take him back to doctor.
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