ERIC Number: EJ885792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 3
Lumps, Bumps, and Things that Go Itch in Your Office!
McLeod, Renee P.
Journal of School Nursing, v19 n6 p359-360 2003
This article presents a short dermatological case presentation involving a 12-year-old white male who has Pityriasis rosea. Pityriasis rosea is an acute, benign, self-limiting disorder that affects males and females equally. It rarely occurs in children younger than 5 years of age but can occur in children as young as 1 year. It is most commonly seen in school age children, adolescents, and young adults. Health history, physical findings on the subject, and differential diagnosis, such as Coxsackie, Pityriasis rosea, Tinea corporis, ECHO virus, Scarlet fever, and Infectious mononucleosis, are given. It is followed by a discussion of the disease or condition and how the school nurse should handle it.
Descriptors: School Nurses, Child Health, Males, Clinical Diagnosis, School Health Services, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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