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Pityriasis rubra pilaris on the palms

Pityriasis rubra pilaris on the palms

Overview

This is a picture of pityriasis rubra pilaris on the palms. This is an uncommon skin condition characterized by salmon-colored patches with scaling (palmoplantar keratoderma).

Review Date 5/2/2017

Updated by: David L. Swanson, MD, Vice Chair of Medical Dermatology, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Medical School, Scottsdale, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.