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A case of granulomatous rosacea successfully treated with pimecrolimus cream.

J Dermatolog Treat. 2008 May 15;:1-3

Authors: Gul U, Gonul M, Kilic A, Kocak O, Aslan E, Ergul G, Kulacoğlu S

A 43-year-old male attended with lesions on his face that had been present for 3 months. On dermatological examination, multiple papules and pustules were seen on the forehead, nose, bilateral cheeks and lower eyelids. The patient used systemic clindamycin and doxycycline and topical benzoyl peroxide therapies, but the lesions did not regress. Routine laboratory tests were normal. Histopathological examination of the lesions confirmed the diagnosis of granulomatous rosacea. Pimecrolimus cream 1% was applied to the lesions. The regression of lesions began in the first month and complete improvement was observed at the end of the fourth month of therapy. Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder characterized by remissions and relapses. Although it is known that the disease is a treatable disorder, it may be resistant to standard therapies and there is a need for new therapy alternatives in some patients. We present a case of granulomatous rosacea successfully treated with pimecrolimus cream and believe that pimecrolimus may be a good alternative for the treatment of granulomatous rosacea.

PMID: 18608739 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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