Image Collection: Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions

Change Category

Close

47. Picture of Keratosis Pilaris Atrophicans

Picture of Keratosis Pilaris Atrophicans.
Image Source: Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology Marc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avram Copyright 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
47of48

Keratosis pilaris atrophicans (KPA) is a group of inherited disorders with three subtypes including (a) keratosis pilaris atrophicans faciei (KPAF), (b) atrophoderma vermiculatum (AV), and (c) keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans (KFSD). KPAF and AV present mainly on the face with KFSD often appearing on the eyebrow and AV most commonly seen on the cheeks, sparing the eyebrows and scalp. KFSD can affect the face, scalp, and trunk. Inheritance pattern can be autosomal dominant (KPAF, AV), recessive (AV), or X-linked (KFSD).

Here, a patient is emotionally bothered by persistent erythema from keratosis pilaris atrophicans.

Text Source: Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology Marc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avram Copyright 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Guide to understanding the Image Collection categories:


    Symptom Checker: Your Guide to Symptoms & Signs: Pinpoint Your Pain