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NORD is very grateful to John Browning, MD, FAAD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Dermatology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, for assistance in the preparation of this report.
Synonyms of Pityriasis Rosea
- No synonyms found.
- No subdivisions found.
Pityriasis rosea is a relatively mild skin disorder characterized by a salmon or pink colored, scaly rash. Pityriasis rosea most often affects children and young adults. In many individuals with pityriasis rosea, the characteristic rash develops after vague, nonspecific symptoms that resemble those associated with an upper respiratory infection. The rash is usually located on the back, chest and stomach and resolves on its own within one to three months. Certain treatments may reduce the duration of the rash. Researchers believe that pityriasis rosea is caused by an infectious pathogen, but they have been unable to isolate and identify such a pathogen.
Pityriasis Rosea Resources
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