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Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris Causes

The cause of Pityriasis rubra pilarisis is not known. Dermatologists have determined an acquired form, in which patient usually a spontaneous or gradual remission of symptoms. An inherited form was also determined, which starts during childhood with persistent long-term symptoms into adulthood.

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris Definition

Pityriasis rubra pilaris, also referred to as Devergie's disease, is a skin disorder that has a sudden onset.

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris Diagnosis

Symptoms of pityriasis rubra pilaris may be difficult to diagnose. Patients consult medical professionals to accurately diagnose the disease.

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris Symptoms and Signs

Patients experience reddish-orange patches on the skin, severe flaking, itching, thickened skin on the feet and hands, and thickened bumps around hair follicles. Other patients have swelling legs, feet, and other body parts. The disease has various progressions and rates of improvement.

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris Treatment

At present, pityriasis rubra pilaris cannot be cured.

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