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How infectious is pityriasis rosea?

hi there i just got diagnosed with pityriasis rosea and i spend alot of time at my brothers and his wifes and she is about 5 months pregnant im just worried is there any way that she could pick up the virus cause ive heard its not good if a pregnant woman gets pityriasis rosea
                                                           
Thu, 25 Sep 2014
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I can see you are concerned about spreading pityriasis rosea (PR) to family members. We are not sure exactly what PR is or how it is transmitted but we do know that women who are pregnant have a higher incidence of PR. Some studies have had women who contract PR in their first trimester having higher spontaneous abortion and early delivery. These studies were very small and no real conclusions can be drawn. Since your exposure to the wife of a family member is already in her late 2nd trimester she and her baby are relatively safe. I hope this reassures you and your family.

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