Pityriasis Amiantacea

Do we treat Pityriasis Amiantacea and how successful is treatment?

Yes. Pityriasis amiantacea can be treated and treatment will usually clear up the condition, although pityriasis amiantacea can sometimes re-occur.

What is Pityriasis Amiantacea?

Pityriasis amiantacea is characterised by thick white scale that sticks to the base of the hair. Sometimes the scalp sticks the hair to the scalp. The cause of pityriasis amiantacea is not known but the fact that this problem is often seen with psoriasis suggests an autoimmune component.