Diseases & Conditions


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris


Synonyms of Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
  • Devergie Disease
  • Lichen Acuminatus
  • Lichen Psoriasis
  • Lichen Ruber Acuminatus
  • Pityriasis Pilaris
  • PRP

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris is a mildly itchy chronic skin disorder that is possibly caused by an inherited metabolic defect. Initially, the disorder is characterized by elevated spots (papules) on the skin. These spots grow and become connected, producing red plaques over large areas.

    Organizations related to Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
    • Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types
      1364 Welsh Road G2
      North Wales PA 19454
      Phone #: 215-619-0670
      800 #: 800-545-3286
      e-mail: info@scalyskin.org
      Home page: http://www.scalyskin.org
    • Freedburg, Irwin M., M.D.
      New York University Medical Center
      New York NY 10016
      Phone #: 212-340-5245
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris (PRP) Support Group (on-line)
      Web Site on the Internet
      None None None
      Phone #: --
      800 #: --
      e-mail: rgreene@temple.edu
      Home page: http://www.prp-support.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html