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Eruptive pseudoangiomatosis

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Abstract

Eruptive pseudoangiomatosis (EPA) is a rare, benign, spontaneously regressing childhood exanthem. The term was recently coined by Prose et al. 1 to describe a dermatosis characterized by the sudden onset of a few to several bright red angioma-like papules with a different histopathology from the true angiomas. We describe three patients with the typical lesions of EPA but with some peculiar features not previously described. We discuss the suspected viral aetiology of EPA, and hypothesize a multifactorial aetiopathogenesis.

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