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J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2013 Sep;6(9):48-9.

Asymptomatic petechial eruption on the lower legs.

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  • 1Mystic Valley Dermatology, Stoneham, Massachusetts.

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The authors report an unusual case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever that presented as an asymptomatic petechial eruption on the lower legs. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is rare in New England and, as such, is typically not on the differential diagnosis when presented with such patients. What began as an asymptomatic eruption progressed to more classic signs of the disease, including a positive Rocky Mountain spotted fever titer. The patient was successfully treated with doxycydine and within a short period of time, was completely back at baseline.

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