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Diseases » Pityriasis Rosea » Summary
 

What is Pityriasis Rosea?

What is Pityriasis Rosea?

  • Pityriasis Rosea: Skin inflammation.
  • Pityriasis Rosea: A mild exanthematous inflammation of unknown etiology. It is characterized by the presence of salmon-colored maculopapular lesions. The most striking feature is the arrangement of the lesions such that the long axis is parallel to the lines of cleavage. The eruptions are usually generalized, affecting chiefly the trunk, and the course is often self-limiting.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Pityriasis Rosea: pityriasis in which an itchy rash develops over the trunk and extremities.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Pityriasis Rosea: Introduction

Types of Pityriasis Rosea:

Broader types of Pityriasis Rosea:

How serious is Pityriasis Rosea?

Complications of Pityriasis Rosea: see complications of Pityriasis Rosea

What causes Pityriasis Rosea?

Causes of Pityriasis Rosea: see causes of Pityriasis Rosea

What are the symptoms of Pityriasis Rosea?

Symptoms of Pityriasis Rosea: see symptoms of Pityriasis Rosea

Complications of Pityriasis Rosea: see complications of Pityriasis Rosea

Can anyone else get Pityriasis Rosea?

More information: see contagiousness of Pityriasis Rosea
Inheritance: see inheritance of Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis Rosea: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pityriasis Rosea.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Pityriasis Rosea: see treatments for Pityriasis Rosea
Research for Pityriasis Rosea: see research for Pityriasis Rosea

Society issues for Pityriasis Rosea


Hospitalization statistics for Pityriasis Rosea: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Pityriasis Rosea:

  • 0.0002% (23) of hospital consultant episodes were pityriasis rosea in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes pityriasis rosea required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes pityriasis rosea were men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes pityriasis rosea were women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes pityriasis rosea required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals pityriasis rosea in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Pityriasis Rosea

Main name of condition: Pityriasis Rosea

Class of Condition for Pityriasis Rosea: viral

Pityriasis Rosea: Related Conditions

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