Pityriasis Rosea

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Pityriasis Rosea

Definition

Pityriasis Rosea (PR) is a common non-cancerous (benign) rash that mostly affects the back, chest, and abdomen. It starts fairly quickly, lasts about 6–8 weeks, and is usually not itchy.

Here are some synonyms for pityriasis rosea:

  • Roseola annulata: This term describes the ring-shaped, pink patches that can occur with pityriasis rosea.
  • Pityriasis circinata et maculata: This translates to "scaly and spotted pityriasis," which refers to the flaky patches and spots characteristic of the rash.
  • Herpes tonsurans maculosus: This outdated term literally means "herpes that shaves hair in spots." It’s no longer used because pityriasis rosea is not caused by the herpes virus and doesn’t cause hair loss.

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