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What is Pityriasis Rosea?

pr_5099.jpgPityriasis rosea is a common cutaneous eruption that arises spontaneously, is asymptomatic or pruritic, and is self-limited in nature. Classically, a lone pink or flesh-colored patch or scaly plaque appears first in an otherwise healthy adolescent or young adult. Several days later, the ensuing eruption appears.

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