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Targetoid skin lesions following a Christmas tree pattern: viral or paraviral exanthem? Volume 29, numéro 2, March-April 2019

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Auteurs
1 Division of Dermatology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 1-15-1 Fukumuro, Miyagino-ku, Sendai 983-8512,
2 Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Related, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0017,
3 Division of Otolaryngology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 1-15-1 Fukumuro, Miyagino-ku, Sendai 983-8512, Japan

Skin lesions seen in some skin diseases follow specific virtual lines covering the skin surface, such as Blaschko's lines and Langer's lines [1]. When multiple, oval-shaped skin lesions are distributed along Langer's lines on the thoracodorsal region or upper back, a Christmas tree-like distribution results, and the term “Christmas tree pattern” is used in daily clinical practice [1, 2]. Only a limited number of skin diseases have shown a Christmas tree pattern as a clinical presentation, including [...]