Auspitz sign


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Auspitz sign

(ow'spitz),
a finding typical of psoriasis in which removal of a scale leads to pinpoint bleeding.

Auspitz sign

Removal of a “virgin” yellow-white sharply demarcated plaque of psoriasis, which results in pinpoint haemorrhage from superficial dermal capillaries.

Au·spitz sign

(ow'spits sīn)
A finding typical of psoriasis, in which removal of a scale leads to pinpoint bleeding.

Auspitz,

Heinrich, Austrian dermatologist, 1835-1886.
Auspitz dermatosis - Synonym(s): Alibert-Bazin syndrome
Auspitz sign - scratching or lifting of the scale over a psoriatic papule or plaque reveals pin-point bleeding; also may be observed in actinic keratosis and seborrheic keratosis.