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Is Pityriasis Rosea Contagious?

Infection and Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea is caused by a virus that is moderately contagious by close contact, such as members of the same household.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Pityriasis Rosea is possible from one person to another. Other words for contagion include "infection", "infectiousness", "transmission" or "transmissability". Contagiousness has nothing to do with genetics or inheriting diseases from parents. For an overview of contagion, see Introduction to Contagion.


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