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Clinical dermatology ● Concise report
Pityriasis rotunda as an incidental paraneoplastic finding in two patients with multiple myeloma
Article first published online: 1 JUL 2014
© 2014 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 39, Issue 6, pages 734–737, August 2014
How to Cite
van Heerden, T., Webb, M. J. and Barrett, C. L. (2014), Pityriasis rotunda as an incidental paraneoplastic finding in two patients with multiple myeloma. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 39: 734–737. doi: 10.1111/ced.12396
- Issue published online: 14 JUL 2014
- Article first published online: 1 JUL 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 FEB 2014
Pityriasis rotunda (PR) is an uncommon chronic dermatosis, which may be idiopathic or may be associated with infections or malignancy. We describe the clinical and biochemical findings of two patients with multiple myeloma, who were incidentally diagnosed with PR, and detail the clinical conditions with which this rare paraneoplastic phenomenon may be associated. Although PR is a rare condition, it may be found as a paraneoplastic phenomenon in a range of conditions, and thus should be recognised as an important clinical sign.