How does the prevalence of keratosis pilaris (KP) vary by age?

Updated: Aug 12, 2019
  • Author: Ally N Alai, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Age of onset of keratosis pilaris (KP) is often within the first decade of life; symptoms particularly intensify during puberty. However, keratosis pilaris may manifest in persons of any age and is common in young children. Some authorities believe individuals can outgrow the disorder by early adulthood, but often this is not the case.


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