DermBlog

Keratosis Pilaris

Craig Kraffert, MD

Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a skin condition that commonly shows up as rough bumps around hair follicles on the back of and outer side of the upper arms. KP is a common and generally harmless condition that can be quite bothersome. Worldwide, approximate one in two people have KP, which is inherited in a dominant fashion. Only one copy of the KP gene is required for KP to develop. If one parent has KP, the chance of the couple’s child having KP is at least 50 percent. If both parents have the condition, the odds are even higher. Read More