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Abstract

Pityriasis rosea is an acute, inflammatory, self-limiting dermatosis characterized by typical oval to coin-sized maculopapular and erythematosquamous lesions located primarily on the trunk and the proximal portion of the extremities.

Synonym

Gilbert’s disease 

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