Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions

Picture of Keratosis Pilaris Atrophicans

Picture of Keratosis Pilaris Atrophicans.

Keratosis pilaris atrophicans (KPA) is a condition characterized by inflammatory skin growths that may lead to alopecia and scarring. There are 3 subtypes of the condition. Keratosis pilaris atrophicans faciei (KPAF) and atrophoderma vermiculatum (AV) occur mostly on the face. Keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans (KFSD) affects the trunk, face, and scalp. KPAF and AV are inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. AV may be inherited in a recessive fashion. KFSD is an X-linked condition.

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.

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