A mild form of eczema that occurs in young children and adolescents and produces mild patchy lightening and slight scaling of the skin of the face (particularly over the cheeks and around the mouth), the shoulders, or trunk.
The word “pityriasis” was used by the physician Hippocrates in ancient Greece to describe the scruffy appearance of the skin that looked like it was covered by the fine bran of grain called “pityron.” “Alba” comes from the Latin “albus” meaning white.
- Pityriasis rosea
A common mild rash of unknown origin that can appear on a person of any age (most commonly at 10-35 years of age). It may last from several weeks to a few months, often begins with a “herald” patch, a large single pink patch on the chest or back and, within a week or so, […]
Inflammation of the pharynx. Pharyngitis is a common cause of sore throat.
Having to do with the pharynx (throat).
- PKU, maternal
See Maternal phenylketonuria.
A “sugar pill” or any dummy medication or treatment. For example, in a controlled clinical trial, one group may be given a real medication while another group is given a placebo that looks just like it in order to learn if the differences observed are due to the medication or to the power of suggestion. […]