Pityriasis rubra pilaris

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Pityriasis rubra pilaris

Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) refers to a group of skin conditions that cause constant inflammation and scaling of the skin. Affected people have reddish-orange colored patches; they may occur everywhere on the body or only on certain areas. There are several types of PRP, which are classified based on age of onset, body areas affected, and whether other associated conditions are present. PRP is usually sporadic (occurring randomly) but some forms may be inherited.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pityriasis rubra pilaris" returned 27 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Target-sequence Capture and High Throughput Sequencing Identify a De novo CARD14 Mutation in an Infant with Erythrodermic Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris.
 

Author(s): Cristina Has, Agnes Schwieger-Briel, Nina Schlipf, Ingrid Hausser, Nadja Chmel, Bernd Rösler, Kristin Technau, Thilo Jakob, Andreas Zimmer, Judith Fischer

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2016 11;96(7):989-990.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Late onset pityriasis rubra pilaris type IV treated with low-dose acitretin.
 

Author(s): Fernando Mota, Sandrina Carvalho, Madalena Sanches, Manuela Selores

Journal: Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat. 2016 ;25(1):15-7.

 

Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis of unknown etiology and great clinical variability. It has been divided into six categories. Types III, IV, and V occur in childhood and are distinguished by their clinical presentation, age of onset, and course. We report ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Erythrodermic pityriasis rubra pilaris: Dramatic response to infliximab therapy.
 

Author(s): Ayse Serap Karadag, Mukaddes Kavala, Emin Ozlu, Seyma Ozkanlı, İlkin Zindancı, Zafer Turkoglu

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;82(1):112.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pityriasis rubra pilaris" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Arthritis associated with pityriasis rubra pilaris.
 

Author(s): Paul Y Liu, Pamela E Prete

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Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a rare papulosquamous disease of unknown aetiology, with an estimated prevalence of 2.5 per million.1 It is clinically characterised by the presence of follicular hyperkeratotic papules, but the histopathology is usually non-specific. An interesting ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Adult onset pityriasis rubra pilaris.
 

Author(s): Virendra N Sehgal, Govind Srivastava, Sunil Dogra

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;74(4):311-21.

 

Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) has always been an intriguing topic ever since its inception. It is a group of chronic disorders characterized by reddish orange plaques with pityriasiform scaling showing follicular keratoses, palmoplantar keratoderma, and sometimes, erythroderma. It ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[How I treat...pityriasis rubra pilaris].
 

Author(s): A L Fraiture, C Braham, C Piérard-Franchimont, G E Piérard

Journal: Rev Med Liege. 2002 Jun;57(6):363-5.

 

Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a syndrome of unknown etiology. Six distinct clinical types have been described in infancy and adulthood. Oral retinoids have proven their efficacy. Emollients and topical calcipotriol may improve the clinical presentation.

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Cosentyx (Secukinumab) for the Treatment of Adult Onset Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: PITYRIASIS RUBRA PILARIS

 

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2017

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