Primer plano de la queratosis pilaris

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Primer plano de la queratosis pilaris

La queratosis pilaris se presenta más comúnmente durante la niñez y se manifiesta con pequeñas lesiones ásperas elevadas (pápulas). Estas pápulas se describen como "espinosas y queratósicas" y típicamente son del color de la piel. Por lo general las pápulas aparecen en la superficie externa de la parte superior de los brazos y en los muslos, aunque también pueden aparecer en otras partes del cuerpo. La aspereza se acentúa en la piel seca y la condición es más severa en el invierno. Esta afección tiende a ser hereditaria y puede presentarse con la dermatitis atópica.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/20/2012
  • Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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