pityriasis rosea


pityriasis ro·​sea -ˈrō-zē-ə How to pronounce pityriasis rosea (audio)
: an acute benign and self-limited skin eruption of unknown cause that consists of dry, scaly, oval, pinkish or fawn-colored papules, usually lasts six to eight weeks, and affects especially the trunk, arms, and thighs

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“Pityriasis rosea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pityriasis%20rosea. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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