What are the signs and symptoms of papular-purpuric gloves-and-socks syndrome in patients with erythema infectiosum?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Glenn L Zellman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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This is an acute, self-limited exanthem with fine, palpable purpura usually located on the hands and feet, with sharp demarcation at the wrists and ankles. The eruption may be accompanied by fever and aphthous ulcers and occurs more commonly in adults. Rarely, in an acropetechial variant, this eruption can involve the perioral and chin area. [35, 36, 37, 38]


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