Pityriasis rosea: Appearance and distribution of macules aid diagnosis

Bernard Karnath, Nasir Hussain, Mary Bevin

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A 40-year-old man presented with a 1-week history of a diffuse pruritic rash. The patient denied having had fever, chills, or a recent respiratory infection. He could not recall having an initial patch. Physical examination revealed numerous small, scaly patches on his trunk (figure 1 ). The rash spared the palms of his hands and soles of his feet as well as the distal extremities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-94+97
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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