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Pityriasis Rosea with palmar lesions


Pityriasis rosea is a skin disease characterized by sharply defined pruritic red patches covered by fine scales mostly affecting young adults. Typical lesions usually affect the trunk in a Christmas-tree pattern and it usually resolves spontaneously after 6 weeks. This patient reported with classic presentation of pityriasis rosea except for the unusual associated palmar lesions. A VDRL test was suggested but the patient refused.

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.

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