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CASE REPORT
Year : 1998  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 237

Recurrent pityriasis rosea




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  Abstract 

A case of recurrent pityriasis rosea in a 25-year old man is reported. He had his first attack 4 years ago and new outbreaks followed every year in winter with last 2 episodes occurring in the same year. All investigations were normal and no explanation for recurrences was found.



How to cite this article:
Singh S K, Singh S, Pandey S S. Recurrent pityriasis rosea. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1998;64:237

How to cite this URL:
Singh S K, Singh S, Pandey S S. Recurrent pityriasis rosea. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1998 [cited 2019 Aug 18];64:237. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?1998/64/5/237/4707





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Pityriasis rosea is an acute inflammatory dermatosis, probably infective in origin, with a self- limiting course, affecting mainly children and young adults. Most of the patients have only single attack. We are reporting a patient with recurrent pityriasis rosea who had 5 attacks in last 4 years.


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A 25 - year- old man presented with multiple, non itchy hypopigmented macules with fine scales, located on the trunk and proximal extrermities, the first atttack was 4 years ago and new outbreaks followed every year in winter with last 2 episodes occurring in the same year. Each episode lasted for 4-6 weeks. In each episode a herald patch on left scapular region first appeaared which was followed by a secondary eruption. Blood examination including serological lest for syphilis revealed no abnormality and scrapings and KOH mount and culture for dermatophytes were negative. There was no history of associated drug intake.


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Pityriasis rosea is a relatively common disease with the highest incidence in the autumn, winter and spring. Only a few reports are available regarding recurrent pityriasis rosea.[1],[2],[3],[4] Second attacks of pityriasis rosea are said to occur in about 2% of cases after an interval of a few months or many years. Multiple recurrences have rarely been reported.[3], [4] This case appears to be the first such report from India.



 
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1.Cairns RJ. Pityriasis rosea: some clinical variants Trans. St John's Hosp Dermatol Soc 1851;30:43-50.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Imamura S, Ozaki M, Oguchi M, et al. Atypical pityriasis rosea : Dermatologica 1985;71:474-477.  Back to cited text no. 2    
3.Jilloson OF. Flea bites, wound healing and pityriasis rosea; Cutis 1982;30:693.  Back to cited text no. 3    
4.Halkier-Sorensen L. Recurrent pityriasis rosea; Acta Derm Venereol (Stockh) 1990;70:176-180.  Back to cited text no. 4    




 

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