UNILATERAL LATEROTHORACIC EXANTHEM

By Gary M. White, MD

Unilateral laterothoracic exanthem also known as asymmetric periflexural exanthem


Unilateral laterothoracic exanthem (ULE), also known as asymmetric periflexural exanthem, is a not uncommon exanthema in children.

Clinical

A red, scaly (eczematous) or scarlatiniform rash develops on one axilla and/or flank. It may later spread to the other side, creating a symmetric distribution. It is typified by the Statue of Liberty Sign (patient raises one arm to show rash).

Treatment

Clearing occurs spontaneously after 2-4 weeks. Simple use of an emollient may be prescribed. A topical steroid may be given, although it is usually not effective.

Additional Pictures

Unilateral laterothoracic exanthem also known as asymmetric periflexural exanthem Unilateral laterothoracic exanthem also known as asymmetric periflexural exanthem

References

ULE in a 35-year-old woman. Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:311

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