Dermatology Online Journal
Unique clinical presentations of pityriasis rosea: aphthous ulcers, vesicles and inverse distribution of lesions
- Author(s): Gupta, Naeha
- Levitt, Jacob O
- et al.
Pityriasis Rosea (PR) is a common skin disorderencountered in daily practice. Although its etiologyhas not been established, there has been widespreadresearch into possibilities. The lack of its characteristicmanifestations, specifically the herald patch andtruncal involvement, can lead to pitfalls in diagnosis.Whereas other conditions in the differential diagnosisshould be considered, PR can at times also manifest inan atypical manner. We wish to illustrate three casesof PR including those that presented with aphthousulcers, vesicles, and an inverse pattern.