Pityriasis rubra pilaris

  • N. Cammarota
  • J. Hergocova
  • T. M. Lotti


Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a rare, idiopathic inflammatory and hyperproliferative dermatosis of juvenile or adult onset characterized by varying degrees of erythema and scaling.


Mycosis Fungoides Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Juvenile Type Systemic Retinoid 
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  • N. Cammarota
  • J. Hergocova
  • T. M. Lotti

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