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The rash of pityriasis rosea can look like eczema, ringworm or psoriasis. Infection with syphilis also can cause a similar rash. If your doctor thinks you might have syphilis, he or she will order a blood test to find out.
Pityriasis Rosea by DL Stulberg, M.D., and J Wolfrey, M.D. (American Family Physician January 01, 2004, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040101/87.html)
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