Pityriasis rosea with palmoplantar involvement: Scientific letter

Polat M. , Pelitli A. O. , Oeztas P., Guer G., Dikicier B. S. , Ercan H., ...Daha Fazla

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, cilt.27, sa.1, ss.115-117, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.115-117


Pityriasis rosea (PR) is an acute self-limited inflammatory disorder that primarily affects children and young adults. It is characterized by a distinctive papulosquamous skin eruption classically distributed on the trunk and proximal extremities. The clinical features of the typical cases are first the appearance of the herald patch, 2-6 cm in diameter, followed by the development of disseminated, smaller, papulosquamous ovoid macules, up to 2 cm in diameter, arranged in a 'Christmas-tree' pattern. Usually, the hands and feet are spared. Atypical disease occurs in 10-15% of patients and may pose a diagnostic challenge. In such cases skin biopsy helps to make the diagnosis. In this article we present a 22-year-old female patient who presented with palmoplantar lesions as well as truncal lesions and diagnosed as PR both clinically and histopathologically.