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(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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRandall D. Burr, MD - Dermatology
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Randall D. Burr, MD - Dermatology
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