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Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis Rosea

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Pityriasis rosea (say "pih-tih-RY-uh-sus ROH-zee-uh) is a common skin problem that causes a rash. Salmon-colored oval patches appear in batches. They appear on the belly, chest, back, arms, and legs. Patches sometimes spread to the neck but rarely to the face.

Pityriasis rosea is usually harmless.

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ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Specialist Medical ReviewerRandall D. Burr, MD - Dermatology

Current as ofApril 1, 2014

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