Pastia lines

Pastia lines

A characteristic physical finding in patients with scarlet fever, in which red or pink petechial lines appear in skin creases (e.g., in the skin in front of the elbow or the hip joint).

Pastia,

Constantin Chessec, Romanian physician, 1883-1926.
Pastia lines
Pastia sign - the presence of pink or red transverse lines at the bend of the elbow in the preeruptive stage of scarlatina. Synonym(s): Thomson sign
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A clinical case of scarlet fever is defined as acute illness onset with fever, pharyngitis, and sandpaper-like red rash with or without strawberry tongue, Pastia lines, or circumoral pallor.
Compared with patients with emm12 type strains, those with emm1 type strains had a higher probability of having Pastia lines (OR 1.