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Pastia sign

Pronunciation: pahs'te-ah

Definition: the presence of pink or red transverse lines at the bend of the elbow in the preeruptive stage of scarlatina; they persist through the eruptive stage and remain as pigmented lines after desquamation.

Synonym(s): Thomson sign

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