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19 Possible Causes for Scaly Patches with Central Clearing

  • Pityriasis Circinata

    Small fawn or salmon colored oval Macule s Peripheral scaly collarettes Central clearing Darker skin: Black Children More facial (30% of cases) and scalp involvement Post-inflammatory[fpnotebook.com] […] patch ( Rash follows skin Cleavage Lines ( Langer Lines ) Christmas-Tree distribution on back V-Shaped distribution on the chest Individual lesions appear similar to herald patch[fpnotebook.com]

  • Lichen Planus

    Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory and immune mediated disease that affects the skin, nails, hair, and mucous membranes. It is characterized by polygonal, flat-topped, violaceous papules and plaques with overlying, reticulated, fine white scale (Wickham’s striae), commonly affecting dorsal hands, flexural wrists and[…][en.wikipedia.org]

  • Tinea Corporis

    Facts : Superficial fungal infection History / PE : RIng-shaped scaly patches with central clearing and distinct borders Itching Diagnosis : Microscopic examination using[medlibes.com] , pruritic patches or plaques often with central clearing and an active border. 1 In our patient, the lesion showed characteristics that were suggestive of a dermatophyte[mdedge.com] […] occur anywhere on the body, but areas that are prone to excessive heat and/or moisture are particularly susceptible. 4 Dermatophyte infections typically present as annular, scaly[mdedge.com]

  • Tinea Capitis

    , pruritic patch with central clearing and an active border ( Figure 1 ).[aafp.org] , pruritic patch with central clearing and an active border ( Figure 1 ) .[aafp.org] […] most likely to be misdiagnosed by primary care physicians. 1 Tinea Corporis, Tinea Cruris, and Tinea Pedis Tinea corporis (ringworm) typically presents as a red, annular, scaly[aafp.org]

  • Tinea Pedis

    It begins with red, slightly elevated scaly patches that on examination reveal minute vesicles or papules.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] , pruritic patch with central clearing and an active border ( Figure 1 ).[aafp.org] New patches spring from the periphery while the central portion clears. There is often considerable itching.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Nummular Dermatitis

    Later they become dry, scaly, lichenified, and sometimes annular (central clearing). Lesions are often intensely pruritic.[msdmanuals.com] Symptoms and Signs Discoid lesions often start as patches of confluent vesicles and papules that ooze serum and form crusts.[msdmanuals.com]

  • Keratosis Obturans

    It may be confused for ringworm but can be distinguished by its lack of central clearing, and scaly dryness throughout the patch. It can be itchy as well.[healthtap.com] Itchy round lesions: Nummular eczema appears on the skin as a circular shaped dry patch. There may be solitary or multiple patches.[healthtap.com]

  • Tinea Barbae

    It begins with red, slightly elevated scaly patches that on examination reveal minute vesicles or papules.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] New patches spring from the periphery while the central portion clears. There is often considerable itching.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Erythema Annulare Centrifugum

    We report on a 38-year-old woman with a 5-year history of recurrent polycylic, arcuate, scaly, erythematous patches with central clearing on her thighs and trunk.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tinea barbae and Tinea capitis

    , pruritic patch with central clearing and an active border ( Figure 1 ) .[aafp.org] It begins with red, slightly elevated scaly patches that on examination reveal minute vesicles or papules.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] most likely to be misdiagnosed by primary care physicians. 1 Tinea Corporis, Tinea Cruris, and Tinea Pedis Tinea corporis (ringworm) typically presents as a red, annular, scaly[aafp.org]

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