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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 4, n° 5
pages 544-546 (mai 1981)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(81)70054-9
Clinical and laboratory study

Pityriasis rosea : Viral complement fixation studies

Larry D. Hudson, M.D. , 1, Samuel Adelman, M.D. 1, Charles W. Lewis, M.D. 1
Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA 

Reprint requests to: Dr. Larry D. Hudson, Department of the Army, Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234.

Eleven patients were seen for pityriasis rosea and underwent acute and convalescent viral complement fixation tests for several respiratory viruses and Mycoplasma . Several patients (6/11) gave a history of antecedent upper respiratory illness; however, no significant rise in titer was seen on any of the complement fixation tests.

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* The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily those of the U.S. Army.

1  From the Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center.

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