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Round rash in neck. No itching. Having gout in left ankle. What could be this?

My husband had a round rash type area on his neck. No itching. Roundness was red but lighter inside. It has spread down his neck, all over his back and one spot on his leg.
On a side note...he is also having blood work and an MRI to diagnose a possibility of gout in his left ankle that started almost a month ago. Not sure if these are connected or not.
What could the rash be?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
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From the description provided it could be pityriais rosea, tinea corporis or psoriasis etc.
P rosea presents as red round rash with scales at margin of the lesion. Initially a single rash appears and later on multiple rashes appear over trunk along the ribs. It is a self resolving condition.
Tinea or ring worm is fungal infection characterised by ring shaped itchy lesions. Treatment is antifungal medicines
Psoriasis - red raised lesions with overlying thick scales. Treatment is steroid cream emollients etc.
I would recommend a visit to dermatologist for diagnosis and Treatment.
Hope that helped.
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Answered: Mon, 10 Jun 2013
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