Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a dermatosis of unknown origin with a limited frequency in childhood (0.2% of our hospitalized pediatric patients). During the last 20 years we have observed 31 new cases; follow-up has been conducted in 29 children. The acute self-resolving form seems to be the most frequent in children, compared to adults. No cases of hereditary PRP have been observed, and no relationship between the severity of PRP and its prognosis has been reported. Since juvenile PRP has a relatively rapid course and a spontaneous resolution (a few months), it seems unnecessary to use potentially harmful drugs. Synthetic retinoids may be employed in patients whose disease is both persistent and disabling.

Pityriasis rubra pilaris in childhood: a long-term study of 29 cases / C. Gelmetti, A. A. Schiuma, D. Cerri, F. Gianotti. - In: PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY. - ISSN 0736-8046. - 3:6(1986 Dec), pp. 446-451.

Pityriasis rubra pilaris in childhood: a long-term study of 29 cases

C. Gelmetti
Primo
;
1986-12

Abstract

Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a dermatosis of unknown origin with a limited frequency in childhood (0.2% of our hospitalized pediatric patients). During the last 20 years we have observed 31 new cases; follow-up has been conducted in 29 children. The acute self-resolving form seems to be the most frequent in children, compared to adults. No cases of hereditary PRP have been observed, and no relationship between the severity of PRP and its prognosis has been reported. Since juvenile PRP has a relatively rapid course and a spontaneous resolution (a few months), it seems unnecessary to use potentially harmful drugs. Synthetic retinoids may be employed in patients whose disease is both persistent and disabling.
Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris; Humans; Follow-Up Studies; Child; Adolescent; Time Factors; Male; Italy; Female; Child, Preschool
Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree
Article (author)
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/2434/200575
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 1
  • Scopus 69
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact