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The following case is reported because of the unusual location of the herald patch and the presence of lesions on the scalp.
REPORT OF A CASE
M. S., a chemist aged 36, consulted me on Nov. 2, 1941. About four weeks previously a pruritic scaly lesion had appeared on the nape of the neck. This was followed in about four days by lesions on the scalp and the body. Examination revealed a rounded somewhat edematous scaly lesion, the size of a quarter, on the nape of the neck within the hair line. Throughout the scalp were scattered about twelve to fifteen scaly papules, from the size of a pinhead to that of a small pea. On the trunk there were a moderate number of oval scaly macules following the lines of cleavage. The arms and thighs were free of lesions. The eruption was accompanied by moderate pruritus.One erythema dose
Hartman MS. PITYRIASIS ROSEA. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(3):580. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500090127014
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