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What increases my risk for pityriasis rosea?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
The risk of getting pityriasis rosea is slightly increased in women. Pregnancy also appears to raise the risk. Age also affects your risk-it is higher for those ages 10 to 35, especially teens and young adults. The occurrence of pityriasis rosea is also higher in the fall and spring.

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