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Dermatology Cases: Pityriasis Rosea and Pityriasis Versicolor

Dermatology Cases: Pityriasis Rosea and Pityriasis Versicolor

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In this episode:

 

– Pityriasis Rosea is a self-limiting, post-viral rash; an important differential diagnosis is guttate psoriasis
– Itch associated with Pityriasis Rosea is variable. If the rash or itch is distressing, it will respond to narrowband UV therapy
– Pityriasis Versicolor comes as a winter or summer rash
– Winter hyperpigmented lesions of Pityriasis Versicolor respond to oral Diflucan for a short course then monthly to prevent recurrences
– Summer hypopigmented lesions of Pityriasis Versicolor will need UV exposure for pigmentation to be restored, either in sunlight or by narrowband UVB therapy

 
Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

Expert: Prof Rodney Sinclair, Professor of Dermatology, University of Melbourne; Founder and Director of Sinclair Dermatology; Director of Dermatology, Epworth Hospital; Head of the Epworth Dermatology Research Centre

 

Total time: 16 mins

 

Recommended Resources:
– Pityriasis rosea Read Article>>
– Pityriasis rosea as a leading manifestation of COVID-19 infection
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