GeneralPink versicolor - is an acute dermatitis, which is part of a group of inflammatory skin diseases of unknown origin. Pink zoster is more common between the ages of 10-35 years. The disease is characterized by a peculiar course and location of lesions. Recovery occurs independently, usually in 6-12 weeks.
Causes of the diseasePresumably, the disease caused by viral infection, but the agent has not yet been known. Often pink shingles appears on the background of colds or shortly after recovery.
SymptomsInitially, the disease of the skin appears one spot, the parent plaque bright, oval-shaped, ranging in size from 2 to 5 cm, with a gentle peeling pink in the center and at the periphery of the rim. After 1-2 weeks the skin lesions appear secondary, smaller slightly scaly papules and plaques with a distinctive collar of scales. Favourite localization torso, thighs, forearms.
Possible itching (strong in 25% of patients).
DiagnosticsWhen the skin described elements should consult your doctor dermatologist. Diagnosis is based on characteristic clinical symptoms and additional studies. In doubtful cases a skin biopsy. Eruptions in pink shingles are similar to the manifestations of secondary syphilis, so the diagnosis is necessary to conduct a blood test for syphilis.
TreatmentThe disease usually resolves on its own in 6-12 weeks. Treatment is symptomatic. Pruritus administered antihistamines, corticosteroid creams and ointments. In some cases, recommend UV irradiation.
At the height of the disease is not recommended to wash the affected skin with soap and water especially.