Innovative PublicationIP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology2581-472971A clinico-epidemiological study of pityriasis rosea in patients attending a tertiary care hospital in North Eastern India1SyedaSahnajAzmiDept. of Dermatology, Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Silchar , Assam, IndiaBhaskarGuptaDept. of Dermatology, Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Silchar , Assam, IndiaJournal Article10.18231/j.ijced.2021.014Abstract Background: Pityriasis Rosea is an acute self limiting disease, probably infective in origin affecting mainly children and young adults and characterised by a distinctive skin eruption and minimal constitutional symptoms. Aim: Our study was done to evaluate the clinical and epidemiological profile of pityriasis rosea in patients attending Dermatology OPD in a tertiary care centre in North Eastern India during the tenure period from June 2019 to May 2020. Materials And Methods: A total of 34 patients of pityriasis rosea diagnosed clinically attending the out patient department of Dermatology were recruited over a period of one year. Clinical and demographic data were noted. Results: Out of 34 patients, 21(61%) were males and 13(38%) were females. Majority of the patients were seen in the age group of 11-30 years. Pruritus was found in the majority of patients. Seasonal variation was evident, with highest incidence in summer followed by winter season. Classical PR was the common type seen and localized and inverse PR were the most common atypical presentation. Conclusion: PR is a common self limiting disorder seen in children and young adults. Knowledge about the disease will help in correct management and prevent unnecessary distress to the patient.Sterling, J C, Burns, T, Breathnach, S, Virus infections. Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology, 2004, 25, 79, 83Chuh, A, Lee, A, Zawar, V, Sciallis, G, Kempf, W, Pityriasis rosea - An update, Indian J Dermatol, Venereol Leprol, 2005, 71, 5, 311, 5, 10.4103/0378-6323.16779Egwin, A S, Martin, J, Bhat, R M, Kamath, G H, Nanda, K B, A clinical study on pityriasis rosea, Indian J Dermatol, 2005, 50, 3, 136Gilbert, C M, , Traite Pratique des Maladies de la Peau et da la syphilis. , 3rd Edn., 402, ParisKambil, S M, Pityriasis rosea: a clinicoepidemiological study of 115 cases, Int J Res Dermatol, 2018, 4, 2, 202, 4Bjornberg, A, Hellgren, I, Pityriasis Rosea: A statistical, clinical and laboratory investigation of 826 patients and matched healthy controls, Acta Derm Venereol, 1962, 42, 1, 68, M Jerome, Parsons, R, Pityriasis rosea update, J Am Acad Dermatol, 1986, 15, 159, 67Okamoto, H, Imamura, S., Oshima, T A, Komura, J, Ofuji, S, Dyskeratotic degeneration of epidermal cells in pityriasis rosea: light and electron microscopic studies, Br J Dermatol, 1982, 107, 2, 189, 94, 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1982.tb00337.xPanizzon, R, Bloch, P H, Histopathology of pityriasis rosea Gibert: qualitative and quantitative light microscopic study of 62 biopsies of 40 patients, Dermatol, 1982, 165, 551, 8

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