herald patch


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Related to herald patch: pityriasis rosea, ringworm

her·ald patch

the initial rapidly enlarging oval-shaped red papulosquamous lesion, usually on the trunk, heralding the widespread eruption of pityriasis rosea, and preceding the latter by 7-14 days.

herald patch

herald patch

Dermatology A lesion early pityriasis rosea consisting of a solitary oval, 1-10 cm annular macule with raised border and fine, adherent scales. See Pityriasis rosea.

herald patch

A solitary oval patch of scaly skin that appears several days before the generalized rash of pityriasis rosea.
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12] The Herald patch may be absent or undetected in about 20% of cases.
Distribution of Herald patch Site of Herald Patch No.
In the present study, majority had herald patch over the chest 9 (26.
The most common site of herald patch reported is over the chest.
3%) secondary rashes appeared within 2 weeks after the herald patch.
Out of 50 patients, 26 patients (52%) showed complete response in the form of regression and disappearance of existing lesions, no new lesion appeared and decrease in symptoms and erythema in 3-4 week after appearance of herald patch.
herald patch first then followed by secondary eruptions.