Keratosis pilaris

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What is keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris is a genetic disorder involving the hair follicles of the skin. It is an extremely common benign condition that is characterized by small, rough papules (skin elevations), often described as chicken bumps, chicken skin, or goose bumps.

Common symptoms reported by people with keratosis pilaris

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for keratosis pilaris

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Compare treatments taken by people with keratosis pilaris

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Who has keratosis pilaris on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 18 say keratosis pilaris is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 10
30s 32
40s 19
50s 9
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 21
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 15
Female 58

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 35
Not Diagnosed 13

These charts show data from keratosis pilaris patients who have completed their condition history
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