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Doctor insights on: Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris

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Can pityriasis rubra pilaris re occur?

Can pityriasis rubra pilaris re occur?

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

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What causes pityriasis rubra pilaris ? Can it be cured?

What  causes pityriasis rubra pilaris ?  Can it be cured?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Rare: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is rare itself, so there aren't many studies on it's recurrence. Thus it's not considered common to have it recur. But your body has a blueprint for it since age 13 and some triggers started it again. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for pityriasis rubrum pilaris?

Any new treatments for pityriasis rubrum pilaris?

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

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How is bacterial endocarditis diagnosed? Have splinter hemorrhages but I can rule out renal failure, trichinosis, psoriasis, and pityriasis pilaris.

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

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If I have pityriasis, will I give it to the people around me?

If I have pityriasis, will I give it to the people around me?

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 more

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What is pityriasis rosea?

What is pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis Rosea: Pityriasis rosea (also known as pityriasis rosea giber) is a skin rash. It is benign but may inflict substantial discomfort in certain cases.Classically, it begins with a single "herald patch" lesion, followed in 1 or 2 weeks by a generalized body rash lasting up to 12 weeks, however usually around 6 - 8. The cause of pityriasis rosea is not certain, but believed to be caused by a virus. ...Read more

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How bad is pityriasis rosea?

How bad is pityriasis rosea?

Not bad.: Pr is harmless. If you're sure it's that, you don't need to do anything; it will go away on its own. However, dermatologists often order a blood test to be sure it is not a similar-appearing but more serious disease, which does need treatment. So if you're not sure, or if the rash doesn't go away within a reasonable period of time, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis Rosea: Pityriasis rosea (also known as pityriasis rosea giber) is a skin rash. It is benign but may inflict substantial discomfort in certain cases.Classically, it begins with a single "herald patch" lesion, followed in 1 or 2 weeks by a generalized body rash lasting up to 12 weeks, however usually around 6 - 8. The cause of pityriasis rosea is not certain, but believed to be caused by a virus. ...Read more