Childhood granulomatous periorificial dermatitis: A controversial disease

Zalaudek, Iris, Di Stefani , Alessandro, Ferrara, Gerardo and Argenziano, Guiseppe (2005) Childhood granulomatous periorificial dermatitis: A controversial disease. JDDG: Journal of the German Society of Dermatology, 3 4: 252-255. doi:10.1111/j.1610-0387.2005.05009.x


Author Zalaudek, Iris
Di Stefani , Alessandro
Ferrara, Gerardo
Argenziano, Guiseppe
Title Childhood granulomatous periorificial dermatitis: A controversial disease
Journal name JDDG: Journal of the German Society of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1610-0379
1610-0387
Publication date 2005-04
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2005.05009.x
Volume 3
Issue 4
Start page 252
End page 255
Total pages 4
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
ger
Subject 110304 Dermatology
Abstract The etiology, diagnosis and treatment of childhood granulomatous periorificial dermatitis (GPD) are highly controversial. Some authors underline the similarities between GPD and perioral dermatitis and consider both as part of a spectrum while other authors regard GPD as a distinctive condition. Clinically GPD is a papulo-pustular periorificial disease of the face which histopathologically shows a granulomatous perifollicular infiltrate. Because of its granulomatous pattern, GPD also has been related to cutaneous sarcoidosis. The clinical course is benign and self-limited. Topical steroids are regarded as either the main cause or a worsening factor. While topical treatment is occasionally effective, systemic antibiotic therapy of GPD is usually recommended. We report a "typical" case of GPD and review the literature to discuss the difficulties in its diagnosis and treatment.
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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