What is ulerythema ophryogenes (keratosis pilaris atrophicans faciei)?

Updated: Aug 12, 2019
  • Author: Ally N Alai, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Ulerythema ophryogenes (keratosis pilaris atrophicans faciei) is described as an uncommon variant of keratosis pilaris characterized by follicular-based, small horny, red papules of the eyebrows and cheeks. This may be complicated and followed by a gradual loss of hair in the affected facial areas. [12]

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Classic skin-colored bumps on upper arm of young w Classic skin-colored bumps on upper arm of young white female twin. Image courtesy of The Skin Center of Laguna.
Keratosis pilaris on the upper arm of a twin femal Keratosis pilaris on the upper arm of a twin female. Image courtesy of The Skin Center of Laguna.
Keratosis pilaris bumps on arm of a white female t Keratosis pilaris bumps on arm of a white female twin. Image courtesy of The Skin Center of Laguna.
Keratosis pilaris on upper arm. Image courtesy of Keratosis pilaris on upper arm. Image courtesy of The Skin Center of Laguna.
Keratosis pilaris on upper arm of twin. Image cour Keratosis pilaris on upper arm of twin. Image courtesy of The Skin Center of Laguna.

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