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Asymmetrical periflexural exanthem exhibiting pseudoisomorphic Köebner response in an adult
Article first published online: 15 DEC 2008
© 2008 The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2008 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 34, Issue 7, pages 808–810, October 2009
How to Cite
Dar, N. R. and Raza, N. (2009), Asymmetrical periflexural exanthem exhibiting pseudoisomorphic Köebner response in an adult. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 34: 808–810. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2008.03053.x
- Issue published online: 2 SEP 2009
- Article first published online: 15 DEC 2008
- Accepted for publication 27 May 2008
Asymmetrical periflexural exanthem is a rare clinical condition, seen almost exclusively in children. Very few adult cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of this rare eruption in an adult man showing characteristic clinical and histological features. Interestingly, this patient also exhibited a pseudoisomorphic Köebner response. Although an infective aetiology of viral origin has been suggested for this localized eruption, the aetiology remains unknown. We are of the opinion that the pseudoisomorphic Köebner response in this patient may support the inoculation hypothesis in the pathogenesis of this disorder.