Pityriasis rosea

Primary Care Dermatology Society - PCDS
Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS)
Publication date:
08 June 2018


Pityriasis rosea is an acute self-limiting condition of unknown cause. A rash predominantly affects the trunk but can involve the limbs, and occasionally the face, in children.

This  guidance addresses the following aspects of the condition:

  • Aetiology
  • History
  • Clinical findings
  • Images
  • Management