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Papular-Purpuric Gloves and Socks Syndrome

Papular-Purpuric Gloves and Socks Syndrome

Published:  23 August 2010


Papular-purpuric gloves and socks syndrome is an exanthematous, contagious, viral infection caused by human parvovirus B19. It affects mostly young adults and is self-limiting. The typical clinical signs are pruritic edema and erythema in predilection sites, which are hands and feet, and appear in a glove and sock-like distribution. Oral mucosa can be affected as well. Fever and malaise are often present. Treatment is usually symptomatic. We present the case of a young woman with typical lesions in predilection sites and positive laboratory findings...

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