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Any new treatments for pityriasis rubrum pilaris?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Linda Callaghan
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