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Pityriasis rubra pilaris
Other Names for this Disease
- Familial pityriasis rubra pilaris
- Pityriasis rubra pilaris--familial type
 Affected people have reddish-orange colored patches; they may occur everywhere on the body or only on certain areas. There are several types of PRP, which are classified based on age of onset, body areas affected, and whether other associated conditions are present. PRP is usually sporadic (occurring randomly) but some forms may be inherited.Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) refers to a group of skin conditions that cause constant inflammation and scaling of the skin.
Last updated: 3/10/2014
- Pityriasis rubra pilaris. MedlinePlus. April 2009; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001471.htm. Accessed 6/30/2011.
- Vanessa Ngan. Pityriasis rubra pilaris. DermNet NZ. December 29, 2013; http://www.dermnetnz.org/scaly/pityriasis-rubra-pilaris.html. Accessed 3/10/2014.
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- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Pityriasis rubra pilaris. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library provides information on this condition. Click on the link to view the information.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
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