Keratosis pilaris rubra successfully treated with topical sirolimus: Report of a case and review of the literature

Alexandra Eckburg, Tiana Kazemi, Sheilagh Maguiness

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Abstract

Keratosis pilaris rubra (KPR) is a subtype of keratosis pilaris (KP) presenting with numerous “grainlike” follicular papules in a background of confluent erythema most often affecting the face and upper extremities with persistence beyond puberty. Treatment has remained challenging with inconsistent benefit from topical therapies such as emollients, keratolytics, corticosteroids, and retinoids, though case reports documenting success with pulsed dye laser therapy have been found. We present a case of KPR in a 15-year-old boy who was successfully treated with topical sirolimus 1% cream.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPediatric Dermatology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

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© 2022 The Authors. Pediatric Dermatology published by Wiley Periodicals LLC.

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • face
  • keratosis pilaris
  • sirolimus
  • topical administration

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Case Reports

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