Pityriasis Rosea with Palmoplantar Lesions
Title: Pityriasis rosea with palmoplantar plaque
Author: Bukhari I
Publication: Dermatol Online J. 2005 Mar 1;11(1):27.
Pityriasis rosea is a skin disease characterized by itchy red
patches with sharply defined borders. It affects mostly adolescent
and young adults. The lesions usually affect the trunk of the
body in a Christmas-tree pattern and the rashes usually resolve
themselves after 6 weeks.
The author reported two patients with pityriasis rosea, with
an unusual outbreak of rashes on the palms of the hands and soles
of the feet. These two patients tested negative for RPR (Rapid
Plasma Reagin blood) and MHA-TP (Treponema pallidum antibody by
TP-PA test), which tested for syphilis infection.
These patients responded to 2 weeks of oral antibiotics treatments
of erythromycin or clarithromycin and their rashes cleared up