pityriasis

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Related to pityriasis alba: pityriasis versicolor, pityriasis rosea

pityriasis

[‚pid·ə′rī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
A fine, branny desquamation of the skin.
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Functional and morphological analysis of the horny layer of pityriasis alba.
The investigators concluded that their findings from this small study suggest that, while more research is needed, a 3% thyme essential oil cream appears to be an inexpensive and readily available option to treat mild to moderate cutaneous conditions, including fungal infections, pityriasis alba, and eczema.
7] This was followed by 1 case each of pityriasis alba, aphthous stomatitis and seborrheic dermatitis with mean CD4 count of 463 cells/cumm, 671 cells/cumm and 130 cells/cumm respectively.
When the physician searches in the book of diseases database, he or she will easily find hypopigmentation, with a listing of subcategories, such as albinism, pityriasis alba, postinflammatory, and vitiligo.