Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents are used in the treatment of Pediatric Keratosis Pilaris?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Derek H Chu, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Retinoid-like Agents

Retinoic acid decreases cohesiveness of follicular epithelial cells, stimulates mitotic activity, and increases turnover of follicular epithelial cells.

Tretinoin topical (Retin-A, Avita, Renova, Refissa)

Tretinoin topical reduces cohesion among keratinized cells.


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