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Keratosis Follicularis

Abstract

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NORD is very grateful to Dr. Susan Burge, Associate Director of Clinical Studies and Consultant Dermatologist, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, for assistance in the preparation of this report.

Synonyms of Keratosis Follicularis

  • Darier disease
  • Darier-White disease
  • dyskeratosis follicularis
  • psorospermose folliculaire vegetante

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Keratosis follicularis, also known as Darier disease, is a rare, genetic skin disorder. Affected individuals develop skin lesions that consist of thickened, rough bumps (papules) or plaques that may also be greasy or have a brown or yellow crust. These hardened, scaly lesions are progressive and may gradually grow bigger or spread. The nails and mucous membranes are also affected in most cases. Individuals may have periods of time when signs improve (remission), but the lesions usually recur (relapse). The specific problems vary from one individual to another. Keratosis follicularis is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.

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