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  Keratosis pilaris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloqually referred to as "chicken skin".
Keratosis pilaris tends to occur as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates around hair follicles (process known as hyperkeratinization).
Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year round, it’s during the colder months when moisture levels in the air are lower that the problem can become exacerbated and the “goose bumps” are apt to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture.
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 Keratosis Pilaris Treatment - BIOSKINCARE
Keratosis pilaris is a very common genetic follicular disorder manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloqually referred to as "chicken skin" or "goose bumps".
Keratosis pilaris tends to occur as excess keratin, a natural fibrous protein in the skin found normally in human hair, nails and callus, accumulates around hair follicles (process known as hyperkeratinization).
Keratosis pilaris is a condition of the skin in which the hair follicles become plugged with hair and with dead cells from the outermost layer of skin as the skin renews itself.
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 Keratosis Pilaris : What is Keratosis Pilaris
Keratosis pilaris is an inherited skin condition, running strongly in many families, sometimes with a generally dry skin (ichthyosis).
Keratosis pilaris is harmless, and is not infectious.
Keratosis Pilaris (KP) - a common benign eruption consisting of scaly papules of the follicles; primarily affects the extensor surfaces of the arms and thighs.
www.helpforkp.com /keratosis_pilaris_about_kp.html   (514 words)

  
 Keratosis Pilaris | Caremark Health Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that looks like small goose bumps, which are actually dead skin cells that build up around the hair follicle.
Keratosis pilaris is a disorder that occurs around the hair follicles of the upper arms, thighs, and sometimes the buttocks.
The symptoms of keratosis pilaris are based on the development of small white papules the size of a grain of sand on the upper arms, thighs, and occasionally the buttocks and face.
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 Keratosis pilaris: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular[For more, click on this link] disease that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloqually referred to as "chicken skin".
Keratosis pilaris tends to occur as excess keratin keratin quick summary:
Keratosis pilaris is often confused with acne acne quick summary:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ke/keratosis_pilaris.htm   (491 words)

  
 Keratosis Pilaris
Keratosis pilaris is a harmless skin condition that has its highest prevalence in adolescents - particularly adolescent girls.
Keratosis pilaris is not connected to any serious disease or ill health.
The cause of keratosis pilaris is unknown however it does have a tendency to be hereditary (especially those of Celtic descent), also in people who are over weight.
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 Keratosis Pilaris - BIOSKINCARE
Keratosis pilaris alba is the more common variant and is characterized by small gray-white papules with a negligible inflammatory component.
Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a very common follicular disease manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the back and outer sides of the upper arms.
Keratosis pilaris atrophicans is a group of three rare and distinct clinical entities representing the scarring types of keratosis pilaris.
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 keratosis pilaris
Keratosis Pilaris is a very common genetic follicular disease manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin - like goosebumps or chicken flesh.
Most types of keratosis pilaris are evident during childhood, sometimes disappearing, just to come back at the onset of the teen years.
Keratosis pilaris tends to be more severe during the winter months or other times of low humidity when the skin dries out so you will notice a fairly clear-cut seasonal variation.
www.formyhealth.com /keratosis%20pilaris.htm   (1074 words)

  
 Keratosis Pilaris Treatment _ Relief with Nature's Skin Care Masterpiece
When keratosis pilaris occurs on the cheeks, the affected area is not only red but it also feels rough.
Keratosis Pilaris is a very common finding on the outer aspect of the upper arms of teenagers.
Keratosis pilaris tends to be more severe during the winter months or other times of low humidity when skin dries out.
www.skin-care.cl /keratosis-pilaris-relief.htm   (1319 words)

  
 Crutchfiled Dermatology : Treatments : Keratosis Pilaris
Although the clinical presentation (appearance and location) of keratosis pilaris is strongly suggestive of the diagnosis, in certain circumstances, a skin biopsy may be required to differentiate it from folliculitis or acne.
The cause of the keratosis pilaris is unknown.
Keratosis pilaris is a chronic condition, meaning it will last for a lifetime, although at many times its appearance may be minimal.
www.crutchfielddermatology.com /treatments/keratosisPilaris   (404 words)

  
 Skin Diseases - Keratosis | National Skin Care Institut
Keratosis is a skin condition marked by an overgrowth of layers of horny skin.
Actinic keratosis appears as a rough, wart-like spot of 2 to 6 mm in diameter, usually reddish in color, often with the white scale atop.
Keratosis pilaris shows as rough bumps on the skin, it may mimic goose bumps in appearance.
www.skincarenet.org /keratosis.html   (441 words)

  
 DermAtlas: Online Dermatology Image Library dermatology image,keratosis pilaris,ichthyosis, vulgaris,ichthyosis, ...
This healthy adolescent had widespread keratosis pilaris with involvement of the trunk and the extremities.
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition can be seen in normal individuals and is associated with ichthyosis vulgaris and atopy and some less common disorders.
Keratosis pilaris is a common disorder of follicular keratinization often seen in individuals with ichthyosis vulgaris.
dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu /derm/result.cfm?Diagnosis=29   (536 words)

  
 Follicle Disorders - Keratosis Pilaris - DermatologyChannel
Keratosis pilaris is a condition in which the hair follicles become blocked with hair and dead cells from the outermost layer of skin (epidermis).
The papules of keratosis pilaris usually occur on the upper arms and thighs, but also appear on the face, back, and buttocks.
The signs of keratosis pilaris are the papules that typically appear on the upper arms and thighs, and sometimes on the back, face, and buttocks.
www.dermatologychannel.net /follicle/keratosis.shtml   (286 words)

  
 keratosis pilaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a disorder of hyperkeratosis.
Keratosis Pilaris is a follicular disease manifested by the appearance of small bumbs on the outer sides of the upper arms and thighs and sometimes on the buttocks.
Keratosis Pilaris, (KP), is a hereditary problem of the skin where excess skin is formed around the hair follicles.
www.edae.gr /keratosis.html   (296 words)

  
 Keratosis Pilaris Resource Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Keratosis Pilaris, or “chicken skin,” is a skin condition characterized by patches of rough, bumpy, discolored skin, commonly found on the upper legs and back.
Although there is no cure for Keratosis Pilaris, there are a number of treatments available to help manage the condition and with time, see a decrease in the number of bumps on the skin.
This Keratosis Pilaris web site was created as a resource by Redding Dermatology Medical Group, Inc. because we believe that providing accurate information on skin conditions and treatments is a vital part of quality care.
www.keratosis-pilaris.com   (144 words)

  
 Keratosis Pilaris, information, photograph, cause, treatment, cure by Orlando Board Certified Dermatologist John L. ...
Keratosis pilaris is a peculiar disorder of the skin.
Keratosis pilaris is usually an asymptomatic condition, but mild itching may occasionally be present.
Keratosis pilaris is not contagious and you cannot "catch it" from anyone.
www.orlandoskindoc.com /keratosis_pilaris.htm   (305 words)

  
 Keratosis Pilaris
Keratosis pilaris is a disorder in which the openings of the hair follicles become plugged with skin tissue called keratin.
Keratosis pilaris is diagnosed by appearance during a skin exam by a dermatologist.
Keratosis pilaris is primarily a cosmetic concern and does not require any specific treatment.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/jkl/keratosispilaris.htm   (334 words)

  
 eMedicine - Keratosis Pilaris : Article by Mark A Crowe, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Keratosis pilaris is clinically diagnosed by the appearance and distribution of the lesions.
Education and reassurance are the cornerstones of therapy for keratosis pilaris.
Lichen nitidus is a differential diagnosis for keratosis pilaris.
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic1246.htm   (2224 words)

  
 Keratosis pilaris - skin-disorders.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Keratosis pilaris is a harmless common skin ailment.
Prevention of keratosis pilaris is not an option since medical science has not yet discovered a way to dodge the condition.
Those who have the symptoms of keratosis pilaris in their teenage years usually outgrow the condition by the time they are in their 30’s.
www.skin-disorders.org /keratosispilaris   (555 words)

  
 Keratosis pilaris occurs most commonly during childhood and... Hartford, Connecticut
Keratosis pilaris occurs most commonly during childhood and...
Keratosis pilaris occurs most commonly during childhood and produces small, rough spots (papules) that are typically skin-colored.
Keratosis pilaris tends to be inherited and may be associated with atopic dermatitis.
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 Keratosis Pilaris
Support group for sufferers of keratosis pilaris (KP), the chicken skin condition characterized by rough, bumpy skin on the back of the arms and thighs.
Keratosis pilaris: Small rough bumps, generally on the face, upper arms, and thighs.
In keratosis pilaris, the buildup of keratin (the hard protein in the skin, nails, and hair) is limited to the hair follicles.
groups.msn.com /KeratosisPilaris   (385 words)

  
 Keratosis pilaris Pediatrics for Parents - FindArticles
A She has a very common condition called keratosis pilaris that is so common that the "goose flesh" is almost considered normal.
When the bumps appear on the face, which is really rare, it is called keratosis pilaris rubra faciei.
Keratosis pilaris is less noticeable in hot and humid weather.
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 keratosis - British Association of Dermatologists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Keratosis pilaris is a very common and completely harmless skin condition.
Its name gives some idea of what it is. ‘Keratosis’ means that there is too much keratin — which makes up the tough horny outer layer of the skin: ‘pilaris’ comes from the Latin for hair (pilus).
Sometimes keratosis pilaris also affects the back and chest and, in less common forms, the face and eyebrows as well.
www.bad.org.uk /patients/leaflets/keratosis.asp   (495 words)

  
 How Can I Get Rid of Rough Skin?
Sometimes keratosis pilaris is confused with pimples or ingrown hairs.
But whereas the bumps in such conditions vary in size, shape, and arrangement, keratosis pilaris is uniform.
Keratosis pilaris tends to run in families and most frequently occurs in children and teens.
www.webmd.com /content/article/42/1689_50863.htm   (437 words)

  
 Keratosis Pilaris - DrGreene.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Although keratosis pilaris is hereditary, the rash is more common in those with eczema, dry skin, or vitamin A deficiency (or a number of more esoteric skin conditions).
The most common spot on the body for keratosis pilaris is the backs of the upper arms (92% of affected people have it there).
Perhaps the keratosis pilaris will remind you to notice this connectedness even in situations where the link itself is invisible.
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 keratosispilaris
Keratosis pilaris is een zeer veel voorkomende stoornis in de rijping van de hoorncellen bij de haarzakjes.
Meestal geeft keratosis pilaris geen klachten, maar soms kunnen bacterieën zich nestelen in de slecht uitgegroeide haarzakjes, waardoor kleine plaatselijke infecties en ontstekingen ontstaan, die resulteren in puistjes.
Keratosis pilaris ontstaat meestal al op de kinderleeftijd en blijft doorgaans stabiel aanwezig.
www.huidinfo.nl /keratosispilaris.html   (219 words)

  
 Keratosis Pilaris
Keratosis Pilaris (aka: "KP" and "Chicken Skin") is a very common, but relatively unknown skin condition that affects half the world's over-all population -- and most of them don't know it...
Keratosis Pilaris is characterized by the appearance of small rough bumps on the skin.
Information on keratosis pilaris, the inherited skin condition characterized by rough, bumpy skin on the back of the arms.
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 Keratosis Pilaris- November 2002 - Update & Newsletter for our Customers
Sometimes keratosis pilaris occurs on the thighs too, rarely elsewhere.
When keratosis pilaris occurs on the cheeks, very often the affected areas are red as well as feeling rough.
Keratosis pilaris is completely harmless but sometimes unsightly.
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 Keratosis pilaris - talg - Fråga doktorn - Huden.nu
I övrigt är min Keratosis pilaris väldigt iögonfallande då jag har en väldigt ljus och "genomskinlig" hy och tycker väl snarast att jag har fått mer (det har spridit sig till baksidan/sidan av ryggen) i stället för mindre med åren, trots att jag nu är 28 år!
Huden behöver inte alls vara speciellt torr i övrigt vid keratosis pilaris.
Acid salicyl och carbamid är internationella benämningar på ämnen som finns i krämer som hjälper mot keratosis pilaris.
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 Keratosis Pilaris : The Chicken Skin Condition : Help for KP
Worldwide, keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents.
It is recommended that treatment not be discontinued because the buildup of keratin (the hard protein in the skin, nails, and hair) will continue to reform around the hair follicles.
Keratosis follicularis (Darier Disease) aka lichen pilaris, or follicular xeroderma:
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 Keratosis Pilaris
I'm not sure what "pops out," since the bumps of keratosis pilaris are solid ones, made up of keratin.
I have the same thing too - The bumps from the keratosis eventually develop into what looks like a small white head on the tip, but they are ALLOVER - you can pop them, and a white substance comes out of them.
Keratosis Pilaris is in fact a term, which defines the skin as a “trapper".
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