Pitiriasis rosada en el tórax

La pitiriasis rosada es una enfermedad cutánea caracterizada por puntos ovales (pápulas) de color entre rojo a rosado o pardusco, con escamas pequeñas y un aclaramiento central, ubicadas en el tronco. Esta erupción es precedida por una "placa heraldo" que dura de 1 a 2 semanas y que se puede apreciar en esta fotografía. Se cree que un agente infeccioso, probablemente un virus, causa esta enfermedad, la cual desaparece espontáneamente en un período de 2 a 8 semanas.Pitiriasis rosada en el tórax

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Last reviewed 10/14/2012 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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