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Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris consists of keratin plugs protruding from the follicular orifice, with or without an associated erythema.
Although areas of predilection are the extensor surfaces of the arms and legs, the condition can also involve the trunk.
When there is marked associated perifollicular inflammation, the name keratosis rubra pilaris can be used.
Keratosis pilaris is common in atopics, and in patients with ichthyosis vulgaris and other ichthyoses.

Treatment:

  • Topical Tretinoin
  • Topical tazarotene shows benefit but may be irritating
  • Tetracycline may be helpful in reducing the inflammatory component in this condition
keratosis pilaris


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