Keratosis Pilaris and its Subtypes

Associations, New Molecular and Pharmacologic Etiologies, and Therapeutic Options

Jason F. Wang; Seth J. Orlow


Am J Clin Dermatol. 2018;19(5):733-757. 

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Environmental Exposures

Rarely, environmental exposures have been reported to induce KP. For example, a 55-year-old machinist developed clinical and histological KP on areas of his skin exposed to cutting oil at the bolt manufacturing plant where he worked.[241] Deliberate application of the cutting oil reproduced clinical and histological KP on a previously unexposed area. While more typically associated with chloracne, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin exposure has been linked to AV in a few cases.[242]