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Werther's syndrome

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A syndrome marked by recurrent eruption of vesicles, papules, and papulonecrotic lesions on the buttocks and extensor surfaces of the extremities.

Description

A syndrome occurring in several variations, marked by recurrent eruption of vesicles, papules, and papulonecrotic lesions on the buttocks and extensor surfaces of the extremities, accompanied by fever, sore throat, diarrhoea, and eosinophilia. It is a variant of the Gougerot-Ruiter syndrome. See under Henri Gougerot, French dermatologist, 1881-1955.
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