Identify this skin condition?
A. Pityriasis Alba
B. Pityriasis Versicolor
C. Pityriasis Rubra pilaris
Ans:C. Pityriasis Rubra pilaris.
Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
Symptoms may include reddish-orange patches (Latin: rubra) on the skin, severe flaking (Latin: pityriasis), uncomfortable itching, thickening of the skin on the feet and hands, and thickened bumps around hair follicles )keratotic follicular papules)(Latin: pilus for hair).
Begins on face and scalp & spreads in cephalo caudal direction to involve rest of body within weeks.
Diagnostic hallmark is sharply demarcated islands of sparing or normal/unaffected skin (k/a nappes claires).
Treatment:Topical corticosteroids , Calcipotriol ,topical retinoid tazarotene, Emollients, Phototherapy