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Characteristic pityriasis alba

Pityriasis alba is a term derived from the words scaly (pityriasis) and white (alba).

Alba Pityriasis is a common skin disease mark by round or oval, finely scaling patches without skin color (pigment), usually on the cheeks. The itching sores are easy to spot and occur mostly in children and adolescents.

Note the characteristic, ill-defined, hypopigmented macules in this 6-year-old child with pityriasis alba.

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