By Gary M. White, MD

Eruptive pseudoangiomatosis This rash developed one day after the onset of fatigue, aches and pains.

Eruptive pseudoangiomatosis (EP) is an acute and self-limiting eruption characterized by symmetric, multiple red papules, often with a surrounding white halo.


The characteristic eruption is acute, symmetric, multiple red papules, often with a surrounding white halo. The extremities including the hands and feet are typically affected, but truncal and facial lesions have been observed. Children may present with a prodrome of malaise, fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea and URI.


The condition in children often resolves over several days whereas in adults, it typically lasts a week or two, but occasionally up to a month.


Archives of Dermatology 2004;140;758


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