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July 2000

Is Pityriasis Rosea Skin Healthier Than Healthy Skin?

Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(7):932-933. doi:

In the September issue of the ARCHIVES, Kempf et al1 published an article in which our hypothesis2 about the human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) etiology of pityriasis rosea (PR) is brutally denied. We would like to analyze the "evidence" their conclusion is based on.