Pityriasis rosea: An important papulosquamous disorder

  title={Pityriasis rosea: An important papulosquamous disorder},
  author={Lenis M. Gonz{\'a}lez and Robert Allen and Camila Krysicka Janniger and Robert A. Schwartz},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
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… 

Pityriasis Rosea-Like Drug Eruptions

Pityriasis rosea is an acute, mild, self-limited papulosquamous skin disease of uncertain etiology. The disease is characterized by the initial presence of a salmon-pink oval patch or plaque deemed

Clinical variants of pityriasis rosea

Atypical presentations of the disease are reviewed, including diverse forms of location and morphology of the lesions, the course of the eruption, and its differential diagnoses.

Unique clinical presentations of pityriasis rosea: aphthous ulcers, vesicles and inverse distribution of lesions.

Three cases of PR are illustrated including those that presented with aphthousulcers, vesicles, and an inverse pattern.

Two Cases with Vesicular Pityriasis Rosea

Two male patients diagnosed as vesicular PR are presented and it is shown that typical PR is much easier to diagnose than the rare atypical forms.

Pityriasis rosea: two cases with uncommon presentations of common disease

Involvement of nail folds and web spaces of hands was seen in one case while vesicles on the erythematous base were seen in other, and atypical features of the disease were reported.

Borrelia infection and pityriasis rosea.

Clinical and experimental findings suggest the pathogenic role of an infectious agent in PR and a link between Borrelia burgdorferi and PR was suggested in the 1990s.

Acral pityriasis rosea: A rare variant of pityriasis rosea

The rare form of acral PR in an adult has been illustrated as the 29year-old Thai female who presented with generalized erythematous papules and plaques with peripheral collarette scales on the trunk and extremities, prominently on the hands and feet.

Vesicular Pityriasis Rosea In An Adult: A Case Report And Review Of The Literature

A case of vesicular PR in an adult woman, raising the question of the differential diagnosis, is reported, with a first single lesion on the abdomen considered as the herald patch followed 5 days after by a squamous and vesicle eruption of the trunk and upper limbs.

Unique clinical presentations of rosea: aphthous ulcers, vesicles and inverse distribution of lesions

Three cases of PR are illustrated including those that presented with aphthous ulcers, vesicles, and an inverse pattern to illustrate the lack of its characteristic manifestations.

Pityriasis Rosea: An Update on Etiopathogenesis and Management of Difficult Aspects

This review focuses mainly on the difficult aspects of this benign common disorder such as etiopathogenesis, atypical manifestations, recurrent cases, differential diagnosis, therapy and pregnancy considerations.



Atypical pityriasis rosea or psoriasis guttata? Early examination is the key to a correct diagnosis

  • G. Eslick
  • Medicine
    International journal of dermatology
  • 2002
A patient who presented with a skin condition which was initially diagnosed as pityriasis rosea; however, due to the persistence and change in appearance of the lesions, the diagnosis was later altered to psoriasis guttata.

Localized pityriasis rosea

A 44‐year‐old woman with an acute onset of a localized eruption on her left breast is reported, with the morphology of the rash and the time course typical of pityriasis rosea.

Pityriasis rosea.

  • E. G. Little
  • Medicine
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • 1908
The symptoms of pityriasis rosea can last anywhere from several weeks to several months. The first symptom usually is a characteristic skin rash, or lesion, on the chest or back region known as a

Localized pityriasis rosea.

An inverse form of pityriasis rosea with principal involvement of the face and extremities and relative sparing of the trunk may be seen occasionally.

Pityriasis Rosea: A Histologic and Serologic Study

There has been a sparsity of reports concerning the histopathology of the disease, and Kyrle's findings of "mild inflammatory reaction in the epithelium (spongiosis) including intraepithelial vesiculation" are cited.

Focal acantholytic dyskeratosis in pityriasis rosea.

A case of pityriasis rosea is reported in which prominent acantholytic dyskeratosis was noted in biopsy material and mineral oil preparations for scabies and potassium hydroxide mounts for fungi were negative.

Oral lesions in pityriasis rosea.

To the Editor:— Oral lesions in pityriasis rosea have been described previously although they are relatively uncommon and few dermatologists have had the opportunity to see them. Oral involvement may

[Pityriasis rosea (Gibert) ].

Pityriasis rosea (Gibert) is an acute self limited disease with clinically characteristic skin eruptions. In about 20% of cases complications with an atypic clinical picture and a prolonged course

Purpuric pityriasis rosea.

Pityriasis Rosea in Lagos

  • Y. Olumide
  • Medicine
    International journal of dermatology
  • 1987
A blood picture of a leukopenia with relative lymphocytosis was observed early in the disease, and Ampicillin, when consumed after the onset of the eruption, made the patient with pityriasis rosea clinically worse.