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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe cause of pityriasis is unknown, though it may be tied to a virus. There is no indication that the condition is contagious, and no risk factors have been identified.
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
Pityriasis rosea is not sexist or racist, meaning it affects men and women of any race equally. However, it is more common among teens and young adults than any other age group. Other than that, there’s nothing that puts you at a higher risk for developing pityriasis rosea.
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
The risk of getting pityriasis rosea is slightly increased in women. Age also affects your risk-it is higher for older teens and young adults. The occurrence of pityriasis rosea is also higher in the fall and spring.