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Vol. 8 - Num. 32

Clinical Reviews

Recurrent Pytyriasis rosea

Carmen Casaní Martíneza

aPediatra. Doctora en Medicina. CS de Burjassot (Valencia). Unidad de Neonatología, Hospital Universitario La Fe. Valencia. España.

Correspondence: C Casaní. E-mail: camarcar@alumni.uv.es

Reference of this article: Casaní Martínez C. Recurrent Pytyriasis rosea. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2006;8:615-9.

Published in Internet: 31-12-2006 - Visits: 11249

Abstract

Gibert?s pityriasis rosea is a frequent, benign eruption of unknown aetiology and self-limited course that especially affects children and young adults. It is characterized by a primary herald patch followed by a generalized exanthema that involves especially the trunk and proximal zone of limbs. The frequency of recurrences has been estimated in various studies in about 2%, mostly unique. It is described the case of an 8 years old girl that suffered four episodes of pityriasis rosea with annual periodicity.

Keywords

Pityriasis rosea Recurrence

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