Concurrent pityriasis rosea and Bell's palsy

Vanessa Voss, Adam Mattox, Mary Guo

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Pityriasis rosea is a dermatological disease with a welldocumented clinical appearance, but less is known about causes and treatment. Bell's palsy is a neurological condition leading to acute idiopathic hemifacial paralysis. Recent studies indicate that human herpesvirus (HHV) 6-7 reactivation may be a contributing factor to both conditions. We report a case of the 2 concurrent diagnoses that supports a common contributing factor and suggests further awareness and research into the role HHV 6-7 may play in the aetiology of both conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number218069
JournalBMJ case reports
StatePublished - 2017

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