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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The terms "Pityriasis rubra pilaris" returned 24 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Analysis of CARD14 Polymorphisms in Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: Activation of NF-κB.
 

Author(s): Qiaoli Li, Hye Jin Chung, Nicholas Ross, Matthew Keller, Jonathan Andrews, Joshua Kingman, Ofer Sarig, Dana Fuchs-Telem, Eli Sprecher, Jouni Uitto

Journal: J. Invest. Dermatol.. 2015 Jul;135(7):1905-8.

 

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2015

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Alitretinoin (9-cis retinoic acid) is effective against pityriasis rubra pilaris: a retrospective clinical study.
 

Author(s): Philipp M Amann, Marijan Susic, Franziska Glüder, Hans Berger, Wolfgang Krapf, Harald Löffler

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2015 Mar;95(3):329-31.

 

Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is an uncommon cutaneous disease with disorder of keratinisation. Up to now, systemic retinoids like acitretin or isotretinoin seem to be the most effective therapeutic agents. However, no large trials on this rare disease have been published and no ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2015

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Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) with preceding Epstein-Barr virus infection: a new type PRP with non-HIV virus infection?
 

Author(s): Tao Wang, Jie Liu, Yuehua Liu, Heyi Zheng

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2014 ;127(12):2391.

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014

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The terms "Pityriasis rubra pilaris" returned 2 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: 6 Jul 2012

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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: 17 Sep 2008

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