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Can pityriasis versicolor be a symptom of another condition?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Pityriasis versicolor is more likely to have symptoms similar to other conditions rather than being a symptom of another condition. For example, several skin conditions have symptoms of skin discoloration and dry, scaly skin. But because the causes are different, the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention are different as well.

There are many different skin conditions with similar symptoms, so it's important to see your doctor or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.

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