Temporal Clustering of Pityriasis Rosea Cases

Title: Temporal case clustering in pityriasis rosea: regression analysis on 1379 patients in Minnesota, Kuwait, and Diyarbakir, Turkey
: Chuh AA, et al.
Publication: Arch Dermatol. 2005 Jun;141(6):767-71.

The authors conducted a statistical analysis of the dates in which 1379 patients which were diagnosed with pityriasis rosea (and psoriasis) in 3 different locations: Kuwait, Minnesota, and Diyarbakir, Turkey.

The authors found that there was 3 significant clustering of dates of patients coming in for pityriasis rosea treatment – there was also 1 negative cluster (where less patients come to seek treatment). In contrast, they found no clustering of dates of patients seeking treatment for psoriasis.

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