Podcast #71: Pityriasis Rosea

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Author: Dr. Samuel Killian

Educational Pearls:

  • Pityriasis rosea is a papulosquamous rash believed to be caused by a virus (although no one has identified the agent) presenting with a salmon-colored patch followed by the presentation of lesions that follow the cleavage lines forming a “christmas tree” pattern.
  • Treatment is supportive with antihistamines and topical steroids.

Link to Podcast:  http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/pityriasis-rosea/

References:  http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1107532-overview

 

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