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Pityriasis rubra pilaris - close-up

Pityriasis rubra pilaris - close-up

Overview

Pityriasis rubra pilaris is an uncommon skin condition. It is characterized by salmon-colored patches with scaling, clear areas of normal skin, and thick palms and soles. Hair follicles with keratin plugging is a characteristic sign. Typically the follicle is surrounded with a characteristic orange-red color.

Review Date 4/16/2019

Updated by: Michael Lehrer, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.