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Is pityriasis rosea contagious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Pityriasis rosea is an itchy rash with spots that cannot be passed from person to person. It is thought to be associated with an infection or virus. The precise cause is unknown.

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