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January 17, 2011

Top-Accessed Article: Keratosis Pilaris Rubra

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Author Affiliations: Department of Pediatric Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(1):20. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.353

Marqueling AL, Gilliam AE, Prendiville J, Zvulunov A, Antaya RJ, Sugarman J, Pang ML, Lee P, Eichenfield L, Metz B, Goldberg GN, Phillips RJ, Frieden IJ. Keratosis pilaris rubra: a common but underrecognized condition. Arch Dermatol.2006;142(12): 1611-1616.

This excellent article by Marqueling and colleagues described 27 patients with widespread erythematous keratotic follicular eruptions termed keratosis pilaris (KP) rubra (KPR). The authors reported how common KPR is and suggested 2 modes of heredity (autosomal dominant in standard KP and X-linked in the rubra form). They reassured us that KPR is not associated with any systemic conditions. Unlike KP, the incidence of KPR increases with age.

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