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Isotretinoin for the treatment of granulomatous rosacea: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23149202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Granulomatous rosacea is considered a clinical variant of rosacea and is characterized by hard yellow, brown, red or flesh-colored cutaneous papules or nodules that may be severe and may lead to scarring. The lesions typically appear on the cheeks and periorificial lesions; they are monomorphic in each patient and sit on relatively normal-appearing skin. The diagnosis should be established by excluding other granulomatous disorders and rosacea-like eruptions such as sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei. The clinical course is chronic and unpredictable, and management can be very difficult.
CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 28-year-old female with granulomatous rosacea who responded successfully to oral isotretinoin. No recurrence was noticed 6 months after the completion of treatment.
Efstathios Rallis; Chrysovalantis Korfitis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1203-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  2013-04-16     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614685     Medline TA:  J Cutan Med Surg     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  438-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Veterans Administration Hospital NIMTS, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use*
Isotretinoin / therapeutic use*
Rosacea / diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dermatologic Agents; 4759-48-2/Isotretinoin

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