Which histologic findings are characteristic of pediatric keratosis pilaris?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Derek H Chu, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The epidermis demonstrates a fine lamellar follicular plug arranged concentrically around a normal hair shaft. The plug extends to the level of the hair follicle, and one or more rudimentary hairs may also be present. Mild hyperkeratosis and hypogranulosis may also be noted. [15]


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