Pitiriasis alba

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Definición

Es un trastorno común de la piel, similar al eccema muy leve.

Nombres alternativos

Causas

La causa se desconoce pero está asociada con eccema. El trastorno es más común en niños y adolescentes, particularmente en niños de piel oscura.

Síntomas

Se presentan parches de piel redondos u ovalados en la cara, los brazos, el cuello y la mitad superior del cuerpo. Puede haber piel descamativa, llamada escamas.

Los parches no se broncean, pero pueden enrojecer rápidamente con el sol.

Tratamiento

Los síntomas se tratan con cremas esteroides tópicas suaves y humectantes. Los parches generalmente se aclaran, pero pueden reaparecer.

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 05/13/2011
  • Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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