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).
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Pastia,Constantin Chessec, Romanian physician, 1883-1926.
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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