Asymmetric periflexural exanthem of childhood: Report of two new cases

C. Gelmetti, R. Grimalt, S. Cambiaghi, R. Caputo

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A newly described exanthem of infancy consists of an eczematous or scarlatiniform eruption that starts initially from one axillary fold and spreads unilaterally and centrifugally on the trunk and the proximal part of the upper limb. Minor lesions are infrequently present on the contralateral side. The rash may be slightly pruritic and sometimes associated with a moderate regional lymphadenopathy. The appearance in small epidemics and the seasonal prevalence imply a viral agent as the probable origin. We report two new cases of this entity, which appears to be not so rare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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