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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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Daily vitamin A treatment has been shown to be effective in about one-third of patients. Isotretinoin has also been reported to be of value, although in recent studies, acitretin has appeared to be more effective. Although methotrexate, azathioprine, and stanozolol have been used, they have not been proven to be uniformly effective. Ultraviolet light therapy has shown limited success when used in combination with psoralen and a retinoid.
Last updated: 9/20/2010
Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease
- The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Pityriasis rubra pilaris. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.