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Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
Hi.. Can you tell me what causes "pityriasis rubra pilaris" , why is so mysterious illness? What it's "story"?
Mysterious!: Because the cause is unknown or it's cure.It can be inherited or acquired form. Please get information from prp support group. ...Read more
Pityriasis rubra : Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare and chronic skin disorder. Symptoms include reddish orange discolouration scaling, and severe flaking of the skin. Dr. W.A.D. Griffiths (england) has classified six forms of prp. At this time, the cause of prp is unknown, and a cure is also unknown. In severe cases, Isotretinoin may be helpful. ...Read more
No cure: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare skin disorder similar to psoriasis. You can read about it here: http://dermnetnz.Org/scaly/pityriasis-rubra-pilaris.Html it, like psoriasis, has no cure, but can be treated. Usually, in time, it goes into a remission and patients remain clear. The cause is not fully understood, but there seems to be a genetic basis in some, and some are related to cancer. ...Read more
I had pityriasis rubra pilaris as a 13 year old. It completely disappeared after one year. I am now 40 and it has suddenly returned. Is that common?
See dermatologist.: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare disorder and usually mistaken for psoriasis, the treatment depends on the presentation. It can occur as circumscribed juvenile form or the adult classic form . The adult form often disappears after 3 years but the circumscribed juvenile form lasts for life. Emollients and Hydrocortisone ointments help with the cracking and dryness. Methotrexate helps. ...Read more
How is bacterial endocarditis diagnosed? Have splinter hemorrhages but I can rule out renal failure, trichinosis, psoriasis, and pityriasis pilaris.
ABE / SBE: Suspected by clinical history / exam. Diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiogram and blood cultures. Splinter hemorrhages are common and much much more likely related to trauma than to SBE or ABE. ...Read more
Officially, no: The cause of pityriasis rosea is unknown, but it may be a virus (because sometimes several people get the rash around the same time). If it is due to a virus, the way it is transmitted from one person to another is also unknown. So, at this time, the rash is not considered contagious. However, knowing human nature, somebody who gets the rash after touching you may blame you for passing it to him! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: While this problem is usually a nuisance, sometimes it can be very noticeable and distressing. There are some treatments that can help control this problem. I would check with a dermatologist. ...Read more
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