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Keratosis pilaris rubra: a common but underrecognized condition.
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PMID:  17178988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin disorder of childhood that often improves with age. Less common variants of keratosis pilaris include keratosis pilaris atrophicans and atrophodermia vermiculata. OBSERVATIONS: In this case series from dermatology practices in the United States, Canada, Israel, and Australia, the clinical characteristics of 27 patients with keratosis pilaris rubra are described. Marked erythema with follicular prominence was noted in all patients, most commonly affecting the lateral aspects of the cheeks and the proximal arms and legs, with both more marked erythema and widespread extent of disease than in keratosis pilaris. The mean age at onset was 5 years (range, birth to 12 years). Sixty-three percent of patients were male. No patients had atrophy or scarring from their lesions. Various treatments were used, with minimal or no improvement in most cases. CONCLUSIONS: Keratosis pilaris rubra is a variant of keratosis pilaris, with more prominent erythema and with more widespread areas of skin involvement in some cases, but without the atrophy or hyperpigmentation noted in certain keratosis pilaris variants. It seems to be a relatively common but uncommonly reported condition.
Ann L Marqueling; Amy E Gilliam; Julie Prendiville; Alex Zvulunov; Richard J Antaya; Jeffrey Sugarman; Mei-Lin Pang; Phillip Lee; Lawrence Eichenfield; Brandie Metz; Gerald N Goldberg; Roderic J Phillips; Ilona J Frieden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of dermatology     Volume:  142     ISSN:  0003-987X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Dermatol     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-20     Completed Date:  2007-01-25     Revised Date:  2008-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372433     Medline TA:  Arch Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1611-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco 94143-0316, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Erythema / diagnosis*
Infant, Newborn
Keratosis / diagnosis*

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