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Pityriasis Alba


 



Signs & Symptoms

Pityriasis Alba is manifested by multiple non-itchy, oval, mildly scaly, flat hypopigmented (white) patches on the face, arms and upper trunk. The lesions become more prominent after sun exposure as surrounding skin darkens. These lesions are often mistaken for fungal infections and treated inappropriately with antifungals.


What causes it

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About the condition

Pityriasis Alba is a mild dermatitis manifest by multiple non-itchy, oval, mildly scaly, flat hypopigmented (white) patches on the face, arms and upper trunk. It usually affects children between 3 and 16 years of age.

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Diagnosis and Treatment Options

This condition is harmless and tend to resolve slowly but spontaneously. In some cases, steroid creams may help.

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