Pityriasis rubra pilaris

PRP; Pityriasis pilaris; Lichen ruber acuminatus; Devergie disease

Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a rare skin disorder that causes inflammation and scaling (exfoliation) of the skin.

Pityriasis rubra pilaris on the chest

This person has pityriasis rubra pilarisis on the chest, an uncommon skin condition characterized by salmon-colored patches with scaling (palmoplantar keratoderma). A characteristic sign of pityriasis rubra pilaris is plugging of the hair follicles with keratin. This picture illustrates areas of uninvolved skin (islands of sparing) surrounded by areas of redness (erythroderma).

Pityriasis rubra pilaris on the feet

This is a picture of pityriasis rubra pilaris on the feet. It is an uncommon skin condition characterized by thick scales and salmon-colored patches.

Pityriasis rubra pilaris on the palms

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).

Pityriasis rubra pilaris - close-up

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.

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