Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pityriasis Rosea Underlying Cause

The cause for pityriasis rosea is unknown. The rash does not spread from person to person, but it may be triggered by a virus.

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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