A 40 years old male patient presents with multiple erythematous annular lesions with peripheral scales arranged predominantly on trunk. Treatment of choice is?

A 40 years old male patient presents with
multiple erythematous annular lesions
with peripheral scales arranged
predominantly on trunk. Treatment of
choice is?
a) Topical steroids
b) Systemic steroids
c) Systemic Azathioprine
d) Topical antifungal
Correct Answer - A
Ans. A. Topical steroids
[Ref: Beh110`Ve p. 263]
Pityriasis rubra pilaris
Clinical presentation of the patient in question suggests the
diagnosis of PRP for which treatment of choice is topical steroids
and salicylic acid.
Treatment
Localized lesions - Topical corticosteroids + Keratolytics (Salicylic
acid, urea)
Erythroderma - Vitamin A, Acitretin (Retinoids), oral methotrexate