Letters to the Editor
Appearance of Pityriasis Rosea in Patients with Dark Skin
Am Fam Physician. 2004 Sep 1;70(5):821.
to the editor: I would like to comment on the article, “Pityriasis Rosea,”1 by Drs. Stulberg and Wolfrey in the January 1, 2004, issue of American Family Physician. Pityriasis rosea can have a distinctly different appearance on patients with brown skin or dark skin. The herald patch, as well as the diffuse rash that follows, may have a gray, dark brown, or even black appearance. There may be either hypopigmented or hyperpigmented areas visible after the lesions resolve.
1. Stulberg DL, Wolfrey J. Pityriasis rosea. Am Fam Physician. 2004;69:87–92.
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