The patient is a 42-year-old man who presents with a symmetrical rash of palpable purpura on his legs. He also complains of a fever and arthralgia, but denies any headache or neck pain. He also discloses current infection with the hepatitis C virus.

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A 42-Year-Old Male with a New Symmetrical Rash on His Legs
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