Papular purpuric gloves and socks syndrome

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Papular purpuric gloves and socks syndrome

Papular purpuric gloves and socks syndrome is a cutaneous condition characterized by pruritus, edema, and erythema of the hands and feet, occurring primarily in teenagers and young adults.[1]:401

An association with parvovirus B19 has been described.[2] It was discovered by a duo of medical students; Kishorkumar Osman and Sulaiman Saloojee, during a ward round.

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  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.
  2. ^ Fölster-Holst R, Kreth HW (May 2009). "Viral exanthems in childhood--infectious (direct) exanthems. Part 2: Other viral exanthems". J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 7 (5): 414–9. doi:10.1111/j.1610-0387.2008.06869.x. PMID 18808380.