Pityriasis rosea and herpesviruses: facts and controversies.

  title={Pityriasis rosea and herpesviruses: facts and controversies.},
  author={Alfredo Enrico Rebora and Francesco Drago and Francesco Broccolo},
  journal={Clinics in dermatology},
  volume={28 5},
Pityriasis rosea is an acute exanthem with many clinical and epidemiologic features of an infectious disease. To date, human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 and HHV-7 appear to be the most indicted culprits, and the evidence in favor of this hypothesis and the controversial results produced elsewhere are discussed. The complex pathophysiology of HHV-6 and HHV-7… CONTINUE READING