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Pityriasis Rosea
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Is a common skin disease, but it is not contagious. It usually occurs in people between the ages of 10 and 35, and begins with a large, scaly, pink patch on the chest or back, which is called a "herald" or "mother" patch. It is sometimes confused with ringworm, after a week or two, more pink patches appear on the chest, back, arms, and legs, and it can last from several weeks to months.

 

 

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