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Symptoms of the following disorders can be similar to those of pityriasis rubra pilaris. Comparisons may be useful for a differential diagnosis:
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, “psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear on any location. Some people report that psoriasis is itchy, burns and stings. Psoriasis is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.” More information is available at the NPF website. (1)
(1) National Psoriasis Foundation; https://rarediseases.org/organizations/national-psoriasis-foundation/ Accessed 2017.
(2) National Eczema Association; https://nationaleczema.org Accessed 2017
(3) eMedicineHealth. Allergic reaction. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/allergic_reaction/page2_em.htm#what_causes_an_allergic_reaction ; 2017
(4) eMedicine Medscape; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1107532-overview ; Reviewed April 12, 2016. Accessed August 7, 2017.
(5) DermNet New Zealand. Introduction to fungal infections. https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/introduction-to-fungal-infections/ 2003. Accessed August 7, 2017.
(6) Lupus Foundation of America; http://www.resources.lupus.org/entry/what-is-lupus Accessed August 7, 2017.
(7) Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation; https://www.clfoundation.org; Accessed August 7, 2017.
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