PITYRIASIS ROSEA WITH A TWIST

Dr Sheena Kapoor, Dr Sharmila patil, Dr Chirag Desai, Dr Dheeraj Rao

Abstract


Pityriasis Rosea(PR) is a common acute, self-limited papulosquamous disorder that favours otherwise healthy
adolescents and young adults. A 13 year old boy presented with a cutaneous vesicular eruptions over palms followed by
its extention over other parts of trunk and extremities of 2 weeks duration. A provisional diagnosis of extensive pityriasis rosea, pityriasis lichenoid
et varioliformis acuta(PLEVA) and drug eruption was made. Skin biopsy revealed features consistent with vesicular pityrisis rosea. Patient was
given oral prednisolone which resulted in resolution of lesions. There are a paucity of reports of vesicular pityriasis rosea with palmar
involvement.


Keywords


Pityriasis Rosea, PLEVA , Vesicular

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