Pityriasis alba revisited: perspectives on an enigmatic disorder of childhood.

@article{Jadotte2011PityriasisAR,
  title={Pityriasis alba revisited: perspectives on an enigmatic disorder of childhood.},
  author={Yuri Tertilus Jadotte and Camila Krysicka Janniger},
  journal={Cutis},
  year={2011},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={66-72}
}
Pityriasis alba (PA) is a localized hypopigmented disorder of childhood with many existing clinical variants. It is more often detected in individuals with a darker complexion but may occur in individuals of all skin types. Atopy, xerosis, and mineral deficiencies are potential risk factors. Sun exposure exacerbates the contrast between normal and lesional skin, making lesions more visible and patients more likely to seek medical attention. Poor cutaneous hydration appears to be a common theme… CONTINUE READING