Mask phenomenon: postemesis facial purpura

Cutis. 1986 Jul;38(1):28.


A bizarre form of purpura seen on the face and neck after vigorous vomiting is described. Physicians should be familiar with this form of purpura since patients are very concerned about the mask that appears suddenly. Recovery is spontaneous, and no treatment is needed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Facial Dermatoses / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Purpura / etiology*
  • Vomiting / complications*