Pityriasis rosea

An important papulosquamous disorder

Lenis M. González, Robert Allen, Camila Krysicka Janniger, Robert Schwartz

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Abstract

Pityriasis rosea (PR) is a mild, self-limited skin disease of unknown etiology. Viral and bacterial causes have been considered as possible causes. Pityriasis rosea typically affects children and young adults. It is characterized by an initial herald patch, followed by the development of salmon-pink scaly macules which, when localized to the trunk, form along Langer's lines of cleavage. Pityriasis rosea may be difficult to diagnose until the appearance of these characteristic smaller secondary lesions. Several medications can cause a rash similar to PR. Pityriasis rosea must be distinguished from several diseases, including secondary syphilis. The treatment of PR is usually symptomatic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-764
Number of pages8
JournalInternational journal of dermatology
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

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González, Lenis M. ; Allen, Robert ; Janniger, Camila Krysicka ; Schwartz, Robert. / Pityriasis rosea : An important papulosquamous disorder. In: International journal of dermatology. 2005 ; Vol. 44, No. 9. pp. 757-764.
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In: International journal of dermatology, Vol. 44, No. 9, 01.09.2005, p. 757-764.

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