This sign has been described in literature mostly in papuloerythroderma of Ofuji and other related dermatosis.
Deck chair sign' (DCS) is the sparing of flexures and skin folds, such as those of abdomen, antecubital and axillary areas which is usually observed in many inflammatory dermatoses, and was first described in papuloerythroderma of Ofuji (PEO).
1) This clinical sign was initially described in patients with papuloerythroderma of Ofuji
(PEO) and has been considered the clinical hallmark of this controversial entity.
Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji is characterized by a pruritic eruption of widespread, red, flat papules that leads to spare skin folds.
Key words: Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji, deck-chair sign, eosinophilia, lymphopenia, hyperimmunoglobulin E
Treatment of papuloerythroderma of Ofuji with Re-PUVA: a case report and review of the therapy.
Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji associated with acute myeloid laukaemia.
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: an expression of papuloerythroderma of Ofuji.
Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji is an uncommon skin condition seen in elderly patients characterized by pruritic eruption of infiltrating papules with sparing of large folds of skin.
Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji (PEO) is a rare skin condition characterized by widespread eruption of intensely pruritic papules which later on coalesce to form plaques and erythroderma characteristically sparing the compressed abdominal body folds (the so called deck-chair sign).
Based on the characteristic clinical features supported by laboratory investigations and histopathology a diagnosis of papuloerythroderma of Ofuji was made.
Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji is a recently described rare condition of the skin present in elderly patients and most commonly described in Japan.