Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pityriasis Rosea Symptoms

Symptoms of upper respiratory infection usually occur before the rash of pityriasis rosea.

Symptoms of pityriasis rosea may include:

  • Rash begins with one round patch on the skin
  • Rash spreads over the trunk or extremities after 2 days:
    • Round, salmon-colored or pink patches on the skin
    • Patches form a pattern that looks like a Christmas tree
    • Patches may cover the entire body

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pityriasis Rosea References
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