June 2006

Papuloerythroderma Caused by Aspirin

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Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(6):781-798. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.6.792

Papuloerythroderma, first described in 1984 by Ofuji et al,1 is characterized by coalescent solid papules sparing the skin folds, which produced the “deck-chair” sign. Although it is associated with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma as well as visceral carcinomas, the etiology is unknown in most patients.2 We describe the first case, to our knowledge, of papuloerythroderma caused by aspirin.