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Small (1 to 2 mm), keratotic papules are localized to hair follicles, most frequently on the lateral aspects of the arms and thighs; often described as chicken skin or goose bumps
There is a slight female predominance.
KP affects up to 80% of adolescents, often worsening during puberty, and up to 40% of adults.
Autosomal dominant inheritance, with incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity, has been described, and many (30–50%) will report a positive family history of the disorder.
Moisturize to prevent excessive drying of the skin. Use only mild soaps (cleansers). Avoid hot showers.
Ichthyosis, xerosis, atopic dermatitis