Int J STD AIDS 2017 Jan 1:956462417702312. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
Department of Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10021, USA.
Pityriasis rosea (PR) is an acute self-limited exanthem characterized by oval erythematous patches with scale and may be difficult to differentiate from secondary syphilis. A rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test can be used to rule in secondary syphilis with high sensitivity and specificity. A retrospective study was performed on patients at Weill Cornell Medicine, who were diagnosed with PR from 2000 to 2016 and also received RPR testing at the time of diagnosis. Read More