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February 1972

Rose Spots in Typhoid Fever

Author Affiliations

San Francisco

From the departments of medicine (Drs. Litwack and Hoke) and pathology (Dr. Borchardt), US Public Health Service Hospital, San Francisco.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(2):252-255. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620050062014

Typhoid fever and rose spots occurred in a 29-year-old white man. The etiology of the asymptomatic, rose-red, 2- to 4-mm skin lesions remains conjectural. The clinician is reminded of this still useful diagnostic cutaneous sign in typhoid fever.