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Pityriasis Circinata et Maculata

Last updated Oct. 5, 2020

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

Pityriasis Rosea is a benign, skin disorder characterized by the presence of skin rashes.


The topic Pityriasis Circinata et Maculata you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Pityriasis Rosea.

Quick Summary:

  • Pityriasis Rosea is a benign, skin disorder characterized by the presence of skin rashes
  • It is a condition in which the skin rashes appear in the beginning with a herald patch - a single, oval-shaped patch on the chest, followed by smaller rashes after 2 weeks
  • Pityriasis Rosea generally affects individuals between 10-35 years of age and occurs most often during fall and spring season
  • The exact cause of the condition is not known, but it is linked to a viral infection
  • Mild cases requires no treatment, although the application of corticosteroids and antihistamines on the rashes can help control itching and redness
  • The disorder has a very good prognosis; the skin lesions generally resolve with no long-term complications

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First uploaded: June 12, 2017
Last updated: Oct. 5, 2020