Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions

Picture of Keratosis Pilaris Atrophicans

Picture of Keratosis Pilaris Atrophicans.

Keratosis pilaris (KP) patients often report a rough texture (gooseflesh or chicken skin like appearance) and overall poor cosmetic appearance of their skin. Eruptions are usually asymptomatic, except for occasional pruritus. In general, keratosis pilaris is often cosmetically displeasing but, medically, is completely harmless.

Keratosis pilaris atrophicans is a group of related disorders characterized by inflammatory keratotic papules that may result in alopecia and scarring. They include keratosis pilaris atrophicans faciei.

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