KERATOSIS PILARIS RUBRA
By Gary M. White, MD
Keratosis pilaris rubra (KPR) is a common condition causing rough, red cheeks in adolescents, more commonly boys.
- AKA Keratosis Pilaris Rouge and Erythromelanosis Follicularis Faciei Et Colli.
- Keratosis pilaris is usually associated.
The lateral cheeks and preauricular areas bilaterally are reddish brown with a finely granular feel upon palpation. Some have described it clinically as follicular-based hyperkeratotic papules on a background of erythema. Young males are most commonly affected. The appearance can be embarrassing, especially for adolescents.
The pulsed-dye laser can be very effective [PD 2016;33;443].
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