Successful treatment of a child's pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) with ustekinumab and acitretin.
Summary: This case report describes a 5-year-old girl with pityriasis rubra pilaris (inflammatory skin disease; PRP) treated with ustekinumab and acitretin.
Conclusion: A girl with pityriasis rubra pilaris (inflammatory skin disease) was successfully treated with ustekinumab and acitretin.
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a rare inflammatory skin disease that occurs with phenotypic variability in adults of all ages as well as in children. Data on the treatment of PRP is limited. Here, we report a 5-year-old girl with widespread skin involvement and prominent palmoplantar hyperkeratosis who was initially treated for psoriasis. After reevaluation, a diagnosis of PRP was made, and the patient had an excellent therapeutic response to ustekinumab and acitretin.