Pityriasis rubra pilaris and retinol-binding protein

A. F. Finzi, G. Altomare, L. Bergamaschini, A. Tucci 0.3678

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Abstract

Serum levels of retinol-binding protein (the specific carrier of vitamin A) were measured in eleven patients with pityriasis rubra pilaris and in some of their close relatives. The level of retinol-binding protein was markedly reduced in every patient, and in some of the relatives. It is postulated that defective synthesis of retinol-binding protein is a biochemical marker for pityriasis rubra pilaris, probably transmitted as a Mendelian dominant. 0,4221

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Volume104
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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