by Dr. K.
In September of 2014, I saw Mr. B., a 68 years old man, with a wide-spread dermatitis that turned out to be pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP). He was miserable with generalized red skin, scaling and painfully thickened palms and soles. My essay, “The Dao of the Red Man” describes our long and complicated therapeutic journey. Mr. B. relates his personal PRP struggle in “Skin Wars.” The interested reader will learn much from reading and comparing both Mr. B. and my narratives. They speak to PRP, the physician-patient dyad, and shared-decision making.
Also see: Skin Wars by Mr. B.