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Pityriasis rubra pilaris
Other Names for this Disease
- Familial pityriasis rubra pilaris
- Pityriasis rubra pilaris--familial type
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The cause of pityriasis rubra pilaris is unknown, although genetic factors may play a role. A familial form of the disease exists, with an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern; however, most cases are sporadic (not inherited from an affected parent). Some believe that pityriasis rubra pilaris may be related to an abnormal immune response.
Last updated: 6/30/2011
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