Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 11, 2020
  • Author: Philip D Shenefelt, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

What is the pathophysiology of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

What is the incidence of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) in the US?

What are the racial predilections of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

What are the sexual predilections of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

How does the prevalence of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) vary by age?

What is the prognosis of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

Where are patient education resources for pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) found?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristics of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

Which ocular findings are characteristic of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

What are the Griffiths classifications of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

What are the possible complications of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the diagnosis of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

Which clinical procedure is performed in the diagnosis of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

Treatment

What is the role of topical therapy in the treatment of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

What is the role of phototherapy in the treatment of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring for pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)?

Which medications in the drug class Monoclonal Antibodies are used in the treatment of Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris?

Which medications in the drug class Vitamins are used in the treatment of Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris?

Which medications in the drug class DMARDs, TNF Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressants are used in the treatment of Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoids are used in the treatment of Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris?