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What other conditions have symptoms similar to pityriasis rosea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The symptoms of some fungal infections, such as ringworm, can resemble those of pityriasis rosea. Despite its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm. This common infection occurs due to fungus infection. Like pityriasis rosea, ringworm causes red, flaky patches on the skin that may itch. However, pityriasis rosea is not caused by a fungus. Since these two conditions require different treatments, it's important for your doctor to make the correct diagnosis.

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