II. Associated Conditions

III. Epidemiology

  1. Found in children and young adults

IV. Symptoms

  1. Mild Pruritus may occur
  2. Triggers
    1. Significant unprotected Sun Exposure

V. Signs

  1. Characteristics
    1. Hypopigmented irregular patches
    2. More noticeable in skin types 3-6
  2. Distribution
    1. Face, head and neck
    2. Forearm

VI. Management

  1. Self limited and does not require treatment
  2. Sunscreen should be used
  3. Symptomatic management
    1. Topical Corticosteroids (e.g. Hydrocortisone 0.5 to 2.5%)
    2. Topical Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment twice daily

VII. Prevention

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Ontology: Pityriasis alba (C0085657)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
ICD10 L30.5
SnomedCT 48596006, 402296004, 200994002
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Italian Pitiriasi alba, Forfora
Dutch roos, alba; pityriasis, pityriasis; alba, pityriasis; simplex, simplex; pityriasis, Pityriasis alba, pityriasis alba
French Pellicules, Pityriasis alba
German Grind, Pityriasis alba faciei, Pityriasis alba
Portuguese Caspa, Pitiríase alba
Spanish Caspa, pitiriasis estreptocócica, pitiriasis alba (trastorno), pitiriasis alba, pitiriasis estreptogenes (trastorno), pitiriasis estreptogenes, Pitiríasis alba
Japanese ふけ, 白色粃糠疹, フケ, ハクショクヒコウシン
Czech Pityriasis alba, Lupy
Korean 백색 잔비늘증(비강진)
Hungarian Pityriasis alba, Korpa