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What are the symptoms of pityriasis rosea?

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The primary symptom of pityriasis rosea is large, scaly, pink area of skin that is followed by additional skin lesions. The spots become itchy and there may be redness or inflammation of the skin. Pityriasis rosea affects the back, neck, chest, abdomen, upper arms, and legs, but the rash may differ from person to person.

From: Common Skin Rashes WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

Australasian College of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

Australasian College of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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