Asymmetric periflexural exanthem of childhood

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Asymmetric periflexural exanthem of childhood

Asymmetric periflexural exanthem of childhood (APEC) (also known as "unilateral laterothoracic exanthem") is a rare, self-limited and spontaneously resolving skin rash of the exanthem type with unknown cause that occurs in children.[1] It occurs primarily in the late winter and early spring, most common in Europe, and affecting girls more often than boys.[2]:400[3]

It is probably viral,[4] but no virus has yet been associated with the condition.

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  1. ^ Arun, B; Salim (May–June 2010). "Transient linear eruption: asymmetric periflexural exanthem or blaschkitis". Pediatr Dermatol. 27 (3): 301–302. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01143.x. 
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  3. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. 1227–8. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  4. ^ Zawar VP (2003). "Asymmetric periflexural exanthema: a report in an adult patient". Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 69 (6): 401–4. PMID 17642951. 

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