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Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Pityriasis rosea

The exact cause of pityriasis rosea is unclear, although the cause may be a viral infection, such as infection with certain strains of the human herpes virus (hhv6 or hhv7).
Pityriasis rosea, however, isn't believed to be contagious.

In brief: Pityriasis rosea

The exact cause of pityriasis rosea is unclear, although the cause may be a viral infection, such as infection with certain strains of the human herpes virus (hhv6 or hhv7).
Pityriasis rosea, however, isn't believed to be contagious.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Temporary

Rash with oval lesions limited to trunk.
Rarely involves face or extretmities. Lasts usually 8 weeks and as long as 14 weeks. Recurrences are uncommon. Will clear a few weeks faster in some with oral erythromycin. This does not leave marks.It is not contagious.

In brief: Temporary

Rash with oval lesions limited to trunk.
Rarely involves face or extretmities. Lasts usually 8 weeks and as long as 14 weeks. Recurrences are uncommon. Will clear a few weeks faster in some with oral erythromycin. This does not leave marks.It is not contagious.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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