This clinical picture is fairly classic for Roseola. We have seen it
several times here.....fussy, highly febrile infant with a bulging
fontanelle...get the whole work-up which is normal...approximately 48 hours
later, the fever subsides and the rash of Roseola comes up.
Karla Hauersperger, M.D.
From: Francis P. Martin jr, M.D. [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, July 09, 1999 9:16 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list PED-EM-L
Subject: Re: "BBAF" syndrome
jay pershad wrote:
> Had another one of these! Probably the fourth or fifth of my brief
> febrile infant (8 month old) with a bulging fontanelle (noted by
> & confirmed by examining the baby sitting up with the baby not
> somewhat fussy but not "irritable". CSF was "stone cold" normal.
> looked well post tap.
> I have chosen to call it the "Benign Bulging Anterior Fontanelle"
> Have folks seen this? What is the mechanism?
> Jay Pershad, MD
I too would be interested in hearing others experience with this. I
have seen one case which was
followed by a very impressive viral exanthem of which I have some
photos somewhere to go with the
case report I intended to write. Frank Martin M.D.
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