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Keratosis pilaris rubra: a common but underrecognized condition.
Arch Dermatol 2006; 142(12):1611-6AD

Abstract

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.

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Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17178988

Citation

Marqueling, Ann L., et al. "Keratosis Pilaris Rubra: a Common but Underrecognized Condition." Archives of Dermatology, vol. 142, no. 12, 2006, pp. 1611-6.
Marqueling AL, Gilliam AE, Prendiville J, et al. Keratosis pilaris rubra: a common but underrecognized condition. Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(12):1611-6.
Marqueling, A. L., Gilliam, A. E., Prendiville, J., Zvulunov, A., Antaya, R. J., Sugarman, J., ... Frieden, I. J. (2006). Keratosis pilaris rubra: a common but underrecognized condition. Archives of Dermatology, 142(12), pp. 1611-6.
Marqueling AL, et al. Keratosis Pilaris Rubra: a Common but Underrecognized Condition. Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(12):1611-6. PubMed PMID: 17178988.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Keratosis pilaris rubra: a common but underrecognized condition. AU - Marqueling,Ann L, AU - Gilliam,Amy E, AU - Prendiville,Julie, AU - Zvulunov,Alex, AU - Antaya,Richard J, AU - Sugarman,Jeffrey, AU - Pang,Mei-Lin, AU - Lee,Phillip, AU - Eichenfield,Lawrence, AU - Metz,Brandie, AU - Goldberg,Gerald N, AU - Phillips,Roderic J, AU - Frieden,Ilona J, PY - 2006/12/21/pubmed PY - 2007/1/26/medline PY - 2006/12/21/entrez SP - 1611 EP - 6 JF - Archives of dermatology JO - Arch Dermatol VL - 142 IS - 12 N2 - 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. SN - 0003-987X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17178988/Keratosis_pilaris_rubra:_a_common_but_underrecognized_condition_ L2 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/10.1001/archderm.142.12.1611 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -