Childhood Pityriasis Rosea With Multiple Herald Patches
Osceola Regional Medical Center
multiple herald patches, pityriasis rosea
Dermatology | Emergency Medicine | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Pityriasis rosea is a common skin condition that mainly affects people in their mid to late 20s. The disease commonly begins with the presentation of a herald patch, followed by the spreading of smaller lesions. The authors of this case look at a school-age male child with pityriasis rosea that originated on his back and spread to his chest, legs, arms, and buttocks. The age of this child falls below the expected range of pityriasis rosea patients. On his back, there are multiple herald patches at which the rash originated, which is significantly less common than a single herald patch.
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Mayfield J, Solomon M, Plamoottil CI, Ganti L. Childhood Pityriasis Rosea With Multiple Herald Patches. Cureus. 2020;12(8):e9876. Published 2020 Aug 19. doi:10.7759/cureus.9876