pityriasis rosea

Summary

Summary: A mild exanthematous inflammation of unknown etiology. It is characterized by the presence of salmon-colored maculopapular lesions. The most striking feature is the arrangement of the lesions such that the long axis is parallel to the lines of cleavage. The eruptions are usually generalized, affecting chiefly the trunk, and the course is often self-limiting.

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  1. ncbi [Myerson nevus as a primary patch of Gibert pityriasis rosea. A case report]
    T Hofer
    Dermatologie FMH, Winkelriedstrasse 10, CH 5430 Wettingen
    Hautarzt 53:338-41. 2002
  2. ncbi Pityriasis rosea is associated with systemic active infection with both human herpesvirus-7 and human herpesvirus-6
    Takahiro Watanabe
    Dermatology Branch and Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NIH Medical Research Scholar Program, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 119:793-7. 2002
  3. ncbi A prospective case control study of autoimmune markers in patients with pityriasis rosea
    A A Chuh
    Clin Exp Dermatol 28:449-50. 2003
  4. doi Granuloma annulare
    Diptesh Gupta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 10:384-6. 2010
  5. doi Coexistence of two atypical variants of pityriasis rosea: a case report and review of literature
    Surabhi Sinha
    Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
    Pediatr Dermatol 29:538-40. 2012
  6. ncbi Papular pityriasis rosea
    Ronald M Bernardin
    David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, California, USA
    Cutis 70:51-5; quiz 48. 2002
  7. ncbi Long-lasting "christmas tree rash" in an adolescent: isotopic response of indeterminate cell histiocytosis in pityriasis rosea?
    Andreas Wollenberg
    Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 82:288-91. 2002
  8. ncbi Avidity of antibodies to human herpesvirus 7 suggests primary infection in young adults with pityriasis rosea
    T Vag
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 18:738-40. 2004
  9. ncbi Enterovirus infection as a possible cause of pityriasis rosea: demonstration by immunochemical staining
    John K S Chia
    Arch Dermatol 142:942-3. 2006
  10. ncbi Pityriasis rosea associated with imatinib (STI571, Gleevec)
    K Konstantopoulos
    First Department of Medicine, University of Athens School of Medicine at Laikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Dermatology 205:172-3. 2002

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  1. ncbi [Myerson nevus as a primary patch of Gibert pityriasis rosea. A case report]
    T Hofer
    Dermatologie FMH, Winkelriedstrasse 10, CH 5430 Wettingen
    Hautarzt 53:338-41. 2002
    There are only few articles in literature which discuss the association between Meyerson's naevi and Pityriasis rosea. And when so, the discussion is done in a controversial way...
  2. ncbi Pityriasis rosea is associated with systemic active infection with both human herpesvirus-7 and human herpesvirus-6
    Takahiro Watanabe
    Dermatology Branch and Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NIH Medical Research Scholar Program, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 119:793-7. 2002
    b>Pityriasis rosea is a common skin disease that has been suspected to have a viral etiology...
  3. ncbi A prospective case control study of autoimmune markers in patients with pityriasis rosea
    A A Chuh
    Clin Exp Dermatol 28:449-50. 2003
  4. doi Granuloma annulare
    Diptesh Gupta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 10:384-6. 2010
    ..scaling, or associated vesicles helps to differentiate GA from other skin conditions such as tinea corporis, pityriasis rosea, psoriasis, or erythema annulare centrifugum...
  5. doi Coexistence of two atypical variants of pityriasis rosea: a case report and review of literature
    Surabhi Sinha
    Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
    Pediatr Dermatol 29:538-40. 2012
    ..Histopathologic examination was performed, and she was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea presenting with two atypical morphological variants-generalized papular and erythema multiforme-like...
  6. ncbi Papular pityriasis rosea
    Ronald M Bernardin
    David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, California, USA
    Cutis 70:51-5; quiz 48. 2002
    b>Pityriasis rosea (PR) is a seasonal papulosquamous disorder that can be easily confused with a wide variety of similar appearing cutaneous disorders. This is particularly evident in its atypical papular form...
  7. ncbi Long-lasting "christmas tree rash" in an adolescent: isotopic response of indeterminate cell histiocytosis in pityriasis rosea?
    Andreas Wollenberg
    Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 82:288-91. 2002
    A 13-year-old girl developed a non-pruritic pityriasis rosea-like rash, which did not respond to topical corticosteroids or UV therapy but persisted for 2 years...
  8. ncbi Avidity of antibodies to human herpesvirus 7 suggests primary infection in young adults with pityriasis rosea
    T Vag
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 18:738-40. 2004
  9. ncbi Enterovirus infection as a possible cause of pityriasis rosea: demonstration by immunochemical staining
    John K S Chia
    Arch Dermatol 142:942-3. 2006
  10. ncbi Pityriasis rosea associated with imatinib (STI571, Gleevec)
    K Konstantopoulos
    First Department of Medicine, University of Athens School of Medicine at Laikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Dermatology 205:172-3. 2002
    ..We present the first reported case of pityriasis rosea occurring as a reaction to Gleevec in a woman with blast crisis of this disorder...
  11. ncbi Palmoplantar pityriasis rosea: two case reports
    Y Deng
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 21:406-7. 2007
  12. ncbi Pityriasis rosea
    Daniel L Stulberg
    Family Practice Residency Program, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah 84604, USA
    Am Fam Physician 69:87-91. 2004
    b>Pityriasis rosea is a common, acute exanthem of uncertain etiology. Viral and bacterial causes have been sought, but convincing answers have not yet been found. Pityriasis rosea typically affects children and young adults...
  13. ncbi Pityriasis rosea: an important papulosquamous disorder
    Lenis M González
    Dermatology and Pediatrics New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103 2714, USA
    Int J Dermatol 44:757-64. 2005
  14. ncbi Pityriasis rosea-like eruption during treatment with imatinib mesylate: description of 3 cases
    Valeria Brazzelli
    Department of Human and Hereditary Pathology, Institute of Dermatology, Pavia, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 53:S240-3. 2005
    ..We hereby relate 3 cases of an IM-induced pityriasis rosea (PR)-like cutaneous eruption...
  15. ncbi The detection of human herpesvirus-8 DNA in plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear cells in adult patients with pityriasis rosea by polymerase chain reaction
    A A T Chuh
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 20:667-71. 2006
    ..particles have been reported to be detectable by electron microscopy in lesional biopsy of patients with pityriasis rosea (PR). We report a study investigating the association of PR with human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) infection.
  16. ncbi The identification of primary human herpesvirus 7 infection in young adults with pityriasis rosea by investigating avidity of antibodies
    A A T Chuh
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 20:629-30. 2006
  17. ncbi Purpuric pityriasis rosea
    Engin Sezer
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey
    Int J Dermatol 42:138-40. 2003
  18. ncbi Pityriasis rosea--an update
    Antonio Chuh
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 71:311-5. 2005
    Recent controversies on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment have led to increased interest in pityriasis rosea (PR). We review these aspects of the disease. PR is universal. The incidence is around 0...
  19. ncbi Human herpes virus-like particles in pityriasis rosea lesions: an electron microscopy study
    Francesco Drago
    Section of Dermatology, Department of Health Sciences, DISEM, University of Genoa, Viale Benedetto XV 7, 16132 Genoa, Italy
    J Cutan Pathol 29:359-61. 2002
    ..features of human herpes viruses in the supernatant of cocultured mononuclear cells from patients with acute pityriasis rosea. Because of their morphology and of polymerase chain reaction studies, we ascribed them to human herpes virus ..
  20. ncbi Case clustering in pityriasis rosea: a multicenter epidemiologic study in primary care settings in Hong Kong
    Antonio A T Chuh
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital
    Arch Dermatol 139:489-93. 2003
    To investigate the epidemiology of pityriasis rosea in primary care settings in Hong Kong and to analyze for temporal clustering.
  21. ncbi Use of high-dose acyclovir in pityriasis rosea
    Francesco Drago
    Department of Endocrinological and Metabolic Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 54:82-5. 2006
    The association of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and HHV-7 with pityriasis rosea suggests that systemic drugs directed against HHV may hasten recovery of patients with pityriasis rosea.
  22. ncbi Diagnostic criteria for pityriasis rosea: a prospective case control study for assessment of validity
    A A T Chuh
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 17:101-3. 2003
  23. ncbi Atypical presentations of pityriasis rosea: case presentations
    A Chuh
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 19:120-6. 2005
    Atypical cases of pityriasis rosea (PR) are fairly common and less readily recognized than typical eruptions. We present four patients for whom we believe atypical PR is the most likely diagnosis...
  24. ncbi Oral erythromycin is ineffective in the treatment of pityriasis rosea
    Abbas Rasi
    Department of Dermatology, Hazrat e Rasul Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    J Drugs Dermatol 7:35-8. 2008
    Despite the availability of various medical treatments for pityriasis rosea, a large percentage of patients fail to achieve satisfactory results. Erythromycin is reported to be effective in the treatment of pityriasis rosea.
  25. doi The role of human herpesvirus 6, human herpesvirus 7, Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus in the aetiology of pityriasis rosea
    B Canpolat Kirac
    Department of Dermatology, Gazi University, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 23:16-21. 2009
    To identify the role of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), HHV-7, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) in the pathogenesis of pityriasis rosea (PR).
  26. doi Pityriasis rosea: an update with a critical appraisal of its possible herpesviral etiology
    Francesco Drago
    Department of Endocrinological and Metabolic Sciences, Section of Dermatology, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 61:303-18. 2009
    b>Pityriasis rosea is an acute, self-healing exanthem characterized by oval erythematous-squamous lesions of the trunk and limbs, that usually spares face, scalp, palms, and soles...
  27. ncbi The natural history of pityriasis rosea in black American children: how correct is the "classic" description?
    Ahdi Amer
    The Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit 48201, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:503-6. 2007
    To delineate the natural history of pityriasis rosea in black children and to compare our findings with those of the American, European, and African literature on pityriasis rosea...
  28. ncbi Additional evidence that pityriasis rosea is associated with reactivation of human herpesvirus-6 and -7
    Francesco Broccolo
    Unit of Human Virology, DIBIT San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    J Invest Dermatol 124:1234-40. 2005
    To elucidate the role of human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 and -7 (HHV-7) in pityriasis rosea (PR), we measured their DNA load in plasma, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), and tissues using a calibrated quantitative real-time PCR assay...
  29. ncbi Azithromycin does not cure pityriasis rosea
    Ahdi Amer
    Wayne State University School of Medicine, The Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Pediatrics 117:1702-5. 2006
    b>Pityriasis rosea (PR) is a common skin disorder in children. Its cause is unknown. A recent publication reported a 73% cure rate in patients with PR after treatment with erythromycin...
  30. ncbi [Pityriasis rosea in secondary schools in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso]
    A Traore
    Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier National Yalgado Ouedraogo
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 128:605-9. 2001
    b>Pityriasis rosea is a spontaneously regressive benign erythematous squamous dermatosis. A better understanding of this condition in developing countries would be useful.
  31. ncbi Oral erythromycin is ineffective in the treatment of pityriasis rosea
    Iqbal A Bukhari
    J Drugs Dermatol 7:625. 2008
  32. pmc Pityriasis rosea--evidence for and against an infectious aetiology
    A Chuh
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Epidemiol Infect 132:381-90. 2004
    b>Pityriasis rosea, first named as such in 1860, probably holds the longest record for an exanthem suspected to be associated with an infection but for which an exact cause has not been found...
  33. ncbi Pityriasis rosea with palmoplantar plaque lesions
    I Bukhari
    Dermatol Online J 11:27. 2005
    b>Pityriasis rosea is a skin disease characterized by sharply defined pruritic red patches covered by fine scales. It affects mostly adolescent and young adults. Typical lesions usually affect the trunk in a Christmas-tree pattern...
  34. ncbi Investigation of herpes simplex virus DNA in pityriasis rosea by polymerase chain reaction
    Kübra Eren Bozdağ
    Department of Dermatology, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
    Int J Dermatol 44:477-8. 2005
    b>Pityriasis rosea (PR) is an acute, inflammatory disease of unknown cause. Clinical and experimental findings indicate an infectious etiology of PR...
  35. ncbi Is human herpesvirus 7 the causative agent of pityriasis rosea?--A critical review
    Antonio A T Chuh
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong and Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Dermatol 43:870-5. 2004
    Conflicting results on the association of pityriasis rosea and human herpesvirus 7 infection have been reported by different investigators.
  36. ncbi The association of pityriasis rosea with cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus and parvovirus B19 infections - a prospective case control study by polymerase chain reaction and serology
    Antonio A T Chuh
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong and Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, China
    Eur J Dermatol 13:25-8. 2003
    A viral aetiology is suspected for pityriasis rosea (PR). The objective was to investigate the association of PR with cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and parvovirus B19 infections...
  37. ncbi [Studies on the novel association of human herpesvirus-7 with skin diseases]
    Tibor Vag
    Semmelweis Egyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Bor és Nemikórtani Klinika, Budapest
    Orv Hetil 144:1623-9. 2003
    Human herpesvirus 7 in pityriasis rosea, this and other viruses in papular-purpuric gloves-and-socks syndrome have been implicated, but their primary or recurrent infections are still in question.
  38. ncbi [Pityriasis rosea. Reactivation of human Herpesvirus 6 and 7 infection?]
    B Korge
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Dermatologie und Venerologie, Cologne
    Hautarzt 54:78-9. 2003
  39. ncbi Association of pityriasis rosea with human herpesvirus-6 and human herpesvirus-7 in Taipei
    W R Wong
    Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 199 Tung Hwa North Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 100:478-83. 2001
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pityriasis rosea (PR) is a common papulosquamous skin disease with unknown etiology. The possible relationship of PR with human herpesvirus infection (HHV) has been extensively studied...
  40. ncbi Childhood viral exanthems
    Jonathan A Dyer
    Department of Dermatology, University of Missorui, Columbia, MO, USA
    Pediatr Ann 36:21-9. 2007
    ..Recognition of the exanthems associated with these infections and the broader clinical scenarios in which they occur can lead to more rapid diagnosis and appropriate treatment for affected patients...
  41. ncbi Pityriasis rosea in pregnancy
    Sebastiano Bianca
    Reprod Toxicol 24:277-8. 2007
  42. doi Pregnancy outcome in patients with pityriasis rosea
    Francesco Drago
    Department of Endocrinological and Metabolic Sciences, Section of Dermatology, University of Genoa, Genoa, Milan
    J Am Acad Dermatol 58:S78-83. 2008
    The effect of pityriasis rosea (PR) on the outcome of pregnancy has not been previously reported.
  43. ncbi Detection of human herpesvirus 7 in pityriasis rosea by nested PCR
    Ayse A Karabulut
    Department of Dermatology, Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Refik Saydam Hifzisihha Institute, Ministry of Health, Turkey
    Int J Dermatol 41:563-7. 2002
    Clinical presentation, immunologic, light microscopic, and electron microscopic studies suggest a viral etiology for pityriasis rosea (PR).
  44. ncbi Lumps, bumps, and things that go itch in your office!
    Renee P McLeod
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Sch Nurs 20:115-6. 2004
  45. ncbi The Meyerson phenomenon in a teenager
    Carmelo Schepis
    Dermatol Online J 14:28. 2008
  46. ncbi Lumps, bumps, and things that go itch in your office!
    Renee P McLeod
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Sch Nurs 19:359-60. 2003
  47. ncbi [Gibert's pityriasis rosea]
    F Prigent
    Hopital Saint Michel, 75015 Paris
    Arch Pediatr 9:1087-8. 2002
  48. ncbi [What is your diagnosis? Pityriasis rosea Gibert]
    M A Bachmann
    FMH Innere Medizin, Pneumologie Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Innere Medizin Inselspital, Bern
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 96:1895-6. 2007
  49. ncbi Pityriasis rosea in pregnancy--specific diagnostic implications and management considerations
    Antonio A T Chuh
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 45:252-3. 2005
  50. ncbi Is it scabies? How to tell
    Corazon R Lafuente
    Health Sciences Center, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Nurse Pract 28:57-9. 2003
  51. ncbi Diseases of the epidermis: pityriasis rosea, lichen planus, keratosis pilaris
    Melissa Cooper
    Dermatol Nurs 17:457-8. 2005
  52. pmc Dermacase. Pityriasis rosea
    Irina Turchin
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta
    Can Fam Physician 50:41, 49-50. 2004
  53. ncbi Pityriasis rosea
    Bethany Cook
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Dermatol Nurs 18:370. 2006
  54. ncbi Pityriasis circinata Toyama successfully treated with high-concentration tacalcitol ointment
    Masatoshi Abe
    J Dermatol 32:153-5. 2005
  55. ncbi What's your assessment?
    Barbara Bielan
    Dermatol Nurs 15:347-8. 2003
  56. ncbi What's your diagnosis? Scaly pubic plaques in a 2-year-old girl--or an "inverse" rash
    Jonathan D K Trager
    The Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, New York, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 20:109-11. 2007
  57. ncbi Atypical pityriasis rosea and Hodgkin's disease
    M J Garcia-F-Villalta
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, C Diego de León n 62, Madrid 28006, Spain
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 18:81-2. 2004
    b>Pityriasis rosea (PR)-like eruptions have been associated with several neoplasms and drugs. These eruptions may be atypical. To date, the association of Hodgkin's disease with PR-like eruptions has rarely been reported...
  58. ncbi Purpuric pityriasis rosea-like eruption: a cutaneous marker of acute myeloid leukaemia
    A Singal
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 21:822-3. 2007
  59. ncbi Pityriasis rosea. Appearance and distribution of macules aid diagnosis
    Bernard Karnath
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Blvd, 4, 174 John Sealy Annex, Galveston, TX 77555 0566, USA
    Postgrad Med 113:93-4, 97. 2003
    ..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...
  60. ncbi Temporal case clustering in pityriasis rosea: a regression analysis on 1379 patients in Minnesota, kuwait, and diyarbakir, Turkey
    Antonio A T Chuh
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong and Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Arch Dermatol 141:767-71. 2005
    To detect temporal case clustering in patients with pityriasis rosea in different geographic locations.
  61. ncbi Pityriasis rosea-like eruption due to pneumococcal vaccine in a child with nephrotic syndrome
    Sezai Sasmaz
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
    J Dermatol 30:245-7. 2003
    A pityriasis rosea-like eruption can occur as a consequence of treatments with gold compounds and captopril. It has rarely been reported to have an association with vaccinations such as smallpox, BCG, hepatitis B, and diphtheria toxoid...
  62. ncbi Imatinib mesylate and dermatology part 2: a review of the cutaneous side effects of imatinib mesylate
    Noah Scheinfeld
    Department of Dermatology, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY 10025, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 5:228-31. 2006
    ..Rarer side effects include: hypopigmentation, lichenoid reactions, pityriasiform eruptions, pityriasis rosea, psoriasis, reactivation or induction of porphyria cutanea tarda, neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis, Sweet's ..
  63. ncbi Human herpesvirus 7 in dermatology: what role does it play?
    Werner Kempf
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Dermatol 3:309-15. 2002
    ..There are controversial data on the detection of HHV-7 in pityriasis rosea, but so far there is not enough evidence for a pathogenetic association of HHV-7 with this exanthematic skin ..
  64. doi Microsporum gypseum infection in the Siena area in 2005-2006
    C Romano
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, Dermatology Section, Siena University, Siena, Italy
    Mycoses 52:67-71. 2009
    ..In the three subjects with tinea corporis, the clinical appearance was impetigo-like, psoriasis-like and pityriasis rosea-like respectively. In another case, the lesion was indicative of tinea imbricata...
  65. ncbi The pityriasis rosea calendar: a 7 year review of seasonal variation, age and sex distribution
    O Ayanlowo
    The Dermatology Unit, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos Lagos, Nigeria
    Nig Q J Hosp Med 20:29-31. 2010
    The most accepted aetiologic factor for Pityriasis Rosea (PR) is viral infection and the evidences for this include the seasonal variation of the disease; intolerance to ampicillin; rarity of second attack; occasional household clustering ..
  66. doi [Human herpesvirus 7]
    József Ongrádi
    Semmelweis Egyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Közegészségtani Intézet, Budapest
    Orv Hetil 151:645-51. 2010
    ..Rarely, exanthema subitum or convulsions with fever in children, pityriasis rosea in young adults, lethal complications in immunocompromised persons with concomitant herpesvirus 6B and ..
  67. ncbi Human herpesvirus 7
    J B Black
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Rev Med Virol 9:245-62. 1999
    ..primary infection usually occurs during childhood, and it has been associated with cases of exanthem subitum, pityriasis rosea, neurological manifestations and transplant complications...
  68. doi Characterization of the inflammatory cell infiltrate in herald patches and fully developed eruptions of pityriasis rosea
    C Y Neoh
    Department of Dermatology, National Skin Centre, Singapore, Singapore
    Clin Exp Dermatol 35:300-4. 2010
    b>Pityriasis rosea (PR) is a common cutaneous papulosquamous disorder affecting young adults. Previous studies have suggested possibilities of a viral aetiology and the involvement of cell-mediated immunity, but these remain unproven to date...
  69. ncbi [Oral antibiotics with antiinflammatory/ immunomodulatory effects in the treatment of various dermatoses]
    T Brinkmeier
    Hautklinik, Klinikum Dortmund gGmbH und Universität Witten Herdecke, Germany
    Hautarzt 53:456-65. 2002
    ..of cases the following antibiotics have been shown to be effective: erythromycin in bullous pemphigoid and pityriasis rosea as well as tetracyclines in pemphigus vulgaris, bullous pemphigoid and pustulosis palmaris et plantaris...
  70. ncbi A prospective survey of pediatric dermatology clinic patients in Kuwait: an analysis of 10,000 cases
    A Nanda
    Department of Dermatology, Asad' Al-Hammad Dermatology Center, Al-Sabah Hospital, Kuwait
    Pediatr Dermatol 16:6-11. 1999
    ..was seen in children with alopecia areata, psoriasis, vitiligo, acne vulgaris, contact dermatitis, and pityriasis rosea. Dermatitis, superficial cutaneous infections, and nevi/nevoid disorders were the important groups studied.
  71. doi Low dose of acyclovir may be an effective treatment against pityriasis rosea: a random investigator-blind clinical trial on 64 patients
    S Rassai
    Dermatology Department, Jondishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 25:24-6. 2011
    b>Pityriasis rosea (PR) is a papulosquamous disease with an unknown aetiology, but recently the role of two herpes viruses human herpes virus 6 and human herpes virus 7 was defined as being the aetiology of PR.
  72. ncbi Skin diseases associated with human herpesvirus 6, 7, and 8 infection
    A Blauvelt
    Dermatology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 1908, USA
    J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc 6:197-202. 2001
    ..beta-herpesviruses that have been linked with roseola (mostly HHV-6), severe drug eruptions (HHV-6), and pityriasis rosea (mostly HHV-7)...
  73. ncbi Psoriasis guttata with palmoplantar involvement clinically mimicking secondary syphilis
    Whitney A High
    Department of Dermatology, The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80045 0510, USA
    Cutis 76:358-60. 2005
    ..Alternative diagnoses exist, however, and include psoriasis guttata, atypical pityriasis rosea, and pityriasis lichenoides chronica (PLC)...
  74. ncbi Epidermodysplasia verruciformis
    Christopher M Hunzeker
    Department of Dermatology, New York University, USA
    Dermatol Online J 14:2. 2008
    ..Further examination showed pityriasis rosea-like lesions on her neck, back, and arms and verruca plana-like lesions on the dorsa of the hands and ..
  75. ncbi Clinical and histologic features of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta in children
    J Longley
    Department of Pathology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York
    Arch Dermatol 123:1335-9. 1987
    ..These include reactions to arthropods, Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, varicella, and erythema multiforme. Histologically, papular eczema and pityriasis rosea may be misdiagnosed as PLEVA.
  76. ncbi [Pink pityriasis in primary care. Review of 46 cases]
    M V Castell Alcalá
    Centro de Salud V Centenario, San Sebastian de los Reyes, Madrid
    Aten Primaria 9:413-6. 1992
    We pretend to improve the knowledge and management of pityriasis rosea by family practitioners.
  77. ncbi Recurrent pityriasis rosea. New episodes every year for five years. A case report
    L Halkier-Sørensen
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Marselisborg Hospital, University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Acta Derm Venereol 70:179-80. 1990
    A case of recurrent pityriasis rosea in a 39-year-old woman is presented. She had her first attack of pityriasis rosea 5 years ago and new outbreaks followed every year, in the spring...
  78. ncbi [Benign familial chronic pemphigus and pityriasis rosea. Clinical aspects and histology of the coexistence of both dermatoses]
    M Winzer
    Klinik für Dermatologie und Venerologie, Medizinischen Universität zu Lübeck
    Hautarzt 39:324-7. 1988
    ..While this condition was in remission the patient started to suffer from pityriasis rosea. A biopsy of this coexisting dermatosis revealed the typical features of Hailey-Hailey disease (suprabasal ..
  79. ncbi HLA-DR antigen expression on peripheral T cell subsets in pityriasis rosea and herpes zoster
    T Yoshiike
    Department of Dermatology, Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    Dermatologica 182:160-3. 1991
    ..HLA-DR antigen expression on peripheral blood T cell subsets was studied in patients with herpes zoster (HZ), pityriasis rosea (PR) and psoriasis...
  80. ncbi Evolutionary changes of immunohistological characteristics of secondary lesions in pityriasis rosea
    H Sugiura
    Department of Dermatology, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Arch Dermatol Res 280:405-10. 1988
    In 15 patients with pityriasis rosea, we studied the evolutionary changes of the immunohistological characteristics of the secondary lesions. Many CD1a+ cells were seen in the epidermis and dermis of early lesions...
  81. ncbi [Pityriasis rosea-like eruption after anti-inflammatory and antipyretic medication]
    G Yosipovitch
    Dept of Internal Medicine B, Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tikva
    Harefuah 124:198-200, 247. 1993
    We report 2 cases of a pityriasis rosea-like eruption after the use of the anti-inflammatory and antipyretic medications naproxen, acetaminophen, and a combination of acetylsalicylic acid and codeine phosphate...
  82. doi Lichen planus-like atopic dermatitis: expanding the differential diagnosis of spongiotic dermatitis
    Brett T Summey
    Department of Dermatology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 35:311-4. 2008
    ..spongiotic dermatitis typically entails atopic dermatitis (AD), contact dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, pityriasis rosea and seborrheic dermatitis...
  83. pmc Giant pityriasis rosea
    Vijay Zawar
    Shreeram Sankul, Opp Hotel Panchavati, Vakilwadi, Nashik 422 001, Maharashtra, India
    Indian J Dermatol 55:192-4. 2010
    b>Pityriasis rosea is a frequent papulo-squamous disease and is known for various atypical clinical presentations. We report an adult female patient with a clinical diagnosis of giant pityriasis rosea, which is a rarity in clinical practice.
  84. ncbi [Pityriasis rosea-like skin eruptions caused by captopril]
    I Ghersetich
    Istituto di Clinica Dermosifilopatica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze
    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 125:457-9. 1990
    ..In the case here reported a picture of pityriasis rosea-like reaction is described...
  85. pmc The comparison between the efficacy of high dose acyclovir and erythromycin on the period and signs of pitiriasis rosea
    Amirhooshang Ehsani
    Department of Dermatology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Razi Hospital Iran
    Indian J Dermatol 55:246-8. 2010
    b>Pityriasis Rosea (PR) is an acute inflammatory and self-limiting skin disorder, sometimes with troublesome symptoms. To date, there are few treatments available for this disorder.
  86. doi Treatment regimens, protocols, dosage, and indications for UVA1 phototherapy: facts and controversies
    Thilo Gambichler
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology at Ruhr University Bochum, Gudrunstr 56, 44791 Bochum, Germany
    Clin Dermatol 31:438-54. 2013
    ..prurigo, lichen sclerosus, dyshidrotic dermatitis, cutaneous T cell lymphoma, urticaria pigmentosa, and pityriasis rosea; nevertheless, there are some unknowns, uncertainties, and controversies concerning short- and long-term side ..
  87. doi Pityriasis rosea-like eruption associated with clozapine: a case report
    Ya Wen Lai
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Medical University Wan Fang Medical Center and School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:703.e5-7. 2012
    ..Most ACDRs are benign, but a small percentage of them are serious and life threatening. Pityriasis rosea (PR)-like eruption is a common cutaneous adverse reaction related to many drugs...
  88. pmc Pityriasis rosea with erythema multiforme - like lesions: an observational analysis
    Vineet Relhan
    Department of Dermatology and STD, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi, India
    Indian J Dermatol 58:242. 2013
    b>Pityriasis rosea (PR) is an acute or subacute inflammatory skin disease characterized by erythematous papulosquamous eruptions localized on the trunk and arms...
  89. ncbi Histoid leprosy: case report
    Ola Ahmed Bakry
    Department of Dermatology, Andrology and STDs, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufiya University, Egypt
    Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 20:256-9. 2012
    ..Before approaching us, he was initially misdiagnosed as a case of pityriasis rosea. There was no mucosal or facial affection and the patient's general examination was normal...
  90. pmc Acral pityriasis rosea in an infant with palmoplantar lesions: A novel manifestation
    Vijay Zawar
    Consultant Dermatologist, Skin Diseases Center, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
    Indian Dermatol Online J 1:21-3. 2010
    Indian children often present with atypical forms of pityriasis rosea (PR). We describe a female infant with acrally located eruptions consistent with a clinical diagnosis of PR. This is an extremely rare presentation of the disease.
  91. pmc Follicular pityriasis rosea. A case report and a new classification of clinical variants of the disease
    Vijay Zawar
    Skin Disease Centre Nashik, Maharashtra State, India
    J Dermatol Case Rep 6:36-9. 2012
    Atypical forms of pityriasis rosea are often noticed in Indian children.
  92. pmc Macrolides in chronic inflammatory skin disorders
    Abdullateef A Alzolibani
    Dermatology Department, College of Medicine, Qassim University, PO Box 30109, Buraidah 51477, Saudi Arabia
    Mediators Inflamm 2012:159354. 2012
    ..of macrolides in other inflammatory diseases including skin and hair disorders, such as rosacea, psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, alopecia areata, bullous pemphigoid, and pityriasis lichenoides...
  93. ncbi Pattern of pediatric dermatoses in a referral center in South India
    Kaliaperumal Karthikeyan
    Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research JIPMER, Pondicherry 605 006, India
    Indian Pediatr 41:373-7. 2004
    ..1%), psoriasis (1.4%), collagen vascular disorders (0.5%), hemangiomas (0.5%), drug eruptions (0.3%), pityriasis rosea (0.2%) and others (5.8%). Pyodermas were the most common dermatoses (47.13%) followed by scabies (30...
  94. doi Multiple recurrences of pityriasis rosea of Vidal: a novel presentation
    V Zawar
    Skin Disease Centre, Nashik, India and Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, India
    Clin Exp Dermatol 34:e114-6. 2009
    We report a young girl with large annular scaly lesions of pityriasis rosea in the axillae and groins, which recurred three times after the initial episode...
  95. ncbi Treatments for pityriasis rosea
    F Drago
    Department of Endocrinological and Medical Sciences, Section of Dermatology, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Skin Therapy Lett 14:6-7. 2009
    b>Pityriasis rosea is a common skin disorder in children and young adults. It is a self-limiting disease with symptoms that are typically mild and tolerable...
  96. doi A case of Pityriasis rosea concurrent with the novel influenza A (H1N1) infection
    Thamer F Mubki
    Dermatology Department, Prince Salman Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Pediatr Dermatol 28:341-2. 2011
    b>Pityriasis rosea is a common skin disease with a self-limiting course. Multiple etiologies including viruses, bacteria, and fungi have been investigated in an attempt to confirm a casual association...
  97. pmc Pityriasis rosea and discoid eczema: dose related reactions to treatment with gold
    S M Wilkinson
    Department of Dermatology, North Staffordshire Health District, Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
    Ann Rheum Dis 51:881-4. 1992
    ..The development of this rash is not an absolute indication to stop treatment with gold. Control can often be effected with potent topical steroids or a reduction in the dose or frequency of treatment with gold...
  98. doi Differential diagnosis of psoriasis
    Nicola Balato
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Pathology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    J Rheumatol Suppl 83:24-5. 2009
    ..Clinical features of chronic psoriasis are generally sufficient to make the diagnosis. Diagnostic doubts, however, may arise in several clinical variants and atypical cases or when the psoriatic lesions are localized in particular sites...
  99. doi Skin diseases following a Christmas tree pattern
    Andreas Wollenberg
    Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Ludwig Maximilian University, Frauenlobstrasse 9 11, D 80337 Munich, Germany
    Clin Dermatol 29:189-94. 2011
    ..Here we review clinical aspects of pityriasis rosea, mycosis fungoides, stage 2 syphilis, exanthematic Kaposi sarcoma, exanthematic psoriasis, Leser-Trelat ..
  100. doi [Chronic inflammatory and autoimmune mediated dermatoses during pregnancy. Course and prognosis for mother and child]
    R Renner
    Klinik fur Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universität Leipzig Anstalt öffentlichen Rechts, Ph Rosenthal Str 23, 04103, Leipzig
    Hautarzt 61:1021-6. 2010
    ..Such risks are not associated with linear IgA dermatosis. A severe pityriasis rosea during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of abortion or premature delivery...
  101. pmc Low-dose Ultraviolet A1 Phototherapy for Treating Pityriasis Rosea
    Sang Hee Lim
    Department of Dermatology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Dermatol 21:230-6. 2009
    ..UVA1 phototherapy has recently demonstrated high levels of efficacy and tolerability for treating a variety of inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases...

Research Grants1

  1. Short Wavelength UV Sources for Treatment of Psoriasis
    JOSEPH SMART; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..possibly other skin diseases including acne vularis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, pruritus, lichen planus, pityriasis rosea and early cutaneous T-cell lymphoma...