shawl sign


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shawl sign

poikilodermatous macules on the shoulders and upper back that resemble a "shawl". This dermatologic lesion can be found in patients with dermatomyositis.
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shawl sign

The presence of pigmented skin overlying the neck, upper back, and shoulders. It is a characteristic finding in patients with dermatomyositis.
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