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Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii
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Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii
Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii
KP rubra faceii - KPRF -- reddish rash on the cheeks (blushed look)

When keratosis pilaris occurs on the cheeks, the affected area is not only red but it also feels rough. The characteristic "reddish" aspect of this type of facial keratosis pilaris gives it the clinical name of KP rubra faceii.

Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii (KP rubra faceii - KPRF) is characterized by redness (erythema) and the presence of rough bumpiness (follicular spines) which may begin at birth or during childhood or adolescence.

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KP rubra faceii is often misdiagnosed as rosacea.
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Another variant on the face, called "keratosis pilaris atrophicans facei", causes a worm-eaten like atrophy of skin. When the outer eyebrows are affected the condition is known as "ulerythema ophryogenes".

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Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii
Keratosis Pilaris (KP) cannot be cured, but it can be treated.
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Keratosis Pilaris (KP) - a common benign eruption consisting of scaly papules of the follicles; primarily affects the extensor surfaces of the arms and thighs.

Keratosis Pilaris is a disorder of hyperkeratosis. It is a very common benign condition, which presents as folliculocentric keratotic papules. Although there is no defined etiology, it is often described in association with ichthyosis vulgaris and less commonly with atopic dermatitis.
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