Dermatology 2009 17;219(4):350-2. Epub 2009 Sep 17.
Department of Dermatology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Ohno-Higashi 377-2, Osaka-Sayama City, Osaka 589-8511, Japan.
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a papulosquamous disorder comprising 6 clinical types. Some factors - including abnormal vitamin A metabolism, internal malignancies, autoimmune diseases, infection and trauma - are thought to be involved in the etiology. Recently, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated PRP has been reported to have distinct clinical features, such as nodulocystic acne and lichen spinulosus alongside PRP. Read More