Cihangir Aliağaoğlu 1 * , Kerim Çayır 2, Mustafa Atasoy 3
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1 Erzurum Numune State Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Erzurum, Turkey
2 Atatürk University, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Internal Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
3 Atatürk University, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Dermatology, Erzurum, Turkey
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Pityriasis rosea (PR) is a common self-limited exanthem of unknown cause. The typical presentation of PR is easily recognized. Since purpuric PR is a very rarely seen variant, its diagnosis is sometimes difficult. In our 16-year-old female patient, maculopapular eruptions were healed spontaneously after one month. Erythrocyte extravasation in the dermis was observed in the histopathologic examination


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EUR J GEN MED, 2005 - Volume 2 Issue 2, pp. 83-85

Publication date: 15 Apr 2005

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