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[Atrophic pilar keratosis of the face: case report].

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Keratosis pilaris atrophicans faciei (KPAF), previously called ulerythema ophryogenes, belongs to a group of follicular syndromes with inflammation and atrophy. The disease often starts at birth or during the first months of life with autosomal dominant inheritance.

CASE REPORT

We report a case of a 24-year-old woman, who noticed the first lesion two years ago. Skin lesion spread symmetrically on the cheeks, forehead and chin. Keratotic follicular papules were surrounded by erythema. After disappearance of follicular papules, atrophy occurred. Histopathological analysis from skin biopsy specimens confirmed the diagnosis of KPAF.

DISCUSSION

Follicular syndrome with inflammation and atrophy starts in early childhood, but first lesions can also appear among teenagers or in adults. The course of the disease is progressive with permanent follicular destruction. The histopathologic changes are dynamic and follow the clinical course of the disease. A topical retinoid: tretinoin therapy was introduced. After one month of treatment good effects were visible, including decrease of erythema and follicular hyperkeratosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

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Klinicki centar Novi Sad, Klinika za kozno-venericne bolesti, 21000 Novi Sad, Hajduk Veljkova 1-3.

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Source

Medicinski pregled 54:9-10 pg 486-9

MeSH

Adult
Darier Disease
Facial Dermatoses
Female
Humans
Skin

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

hrv

PubMed ID

11876014

Citation

Golusin, Z, et al. "[Atrophic Pilar Keratosis of the Face: Case Report]." Medicinski Pregled, vol. 54, no. 9-10, 2001, pp. 486-9.
Golusin Z, Jovanović M, Poljacki M. [Atrophic pilar keratosis of the face: case report]. Med Pregl. 2001;54(9-10):486-9.
Golusin, Z., Jovanović, M., & Poljacki, M. (2001). [Atrophic pilar keratosis of the face: case report]. Medicinski Pregled, 54(9-10), pp. 486-9.
Golusin Z, Jovanović M, Poljacki M. [Atrophic Pilar Keratosis of the Face: Case Report]. Med Pregl. 2001;54(9-10):486-9. PubMed PMID: 11876014.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Atrophic pilar keratosis of the face: case report]. AU - Golusin,Z, AU - Jovanović,M, AU - Poljacki,M, PY - 2002/3/6/pubmed PY - 2002/3/29/medline PY - 2002/3/6/entrez SP - 486 EP - 9 JF - Medicinski pregled JO - Med. Pregl. VL - 54 IS - 9-10 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Keratosis pilaris atrophicans faciei (KPAF), previously called ulerythema ophryogenes, belongs to a group of follicular syndromes with inflammation and atrophy. The disease often starts at birth or during the first months of life with autosomal dominant inheritance. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 24-year-old woman, who noticed the first lesion two years ago. Skin lesion spread symmetrically on the cheeks, forehead and chin. Keratotic follicular papules were surrounded by erythema. After disappearance of follicular papules, atrophy occurred. Histopathological analysis from skin biopsy specimens confirmed the diagnosis of KPAF. DISCUSSION: Follicular syndrome with inflammation and atrophy starts in early childhood, but first lesions can also appear among teenagers or in adults. The course of the disease is progressive with permanent follicular destruction. The histopathologic changes are dynamic and follow the clinical course of the disease. A topical retinoid: tretinoin therapy was introduced. After one month of treatment good effects were visible, including decrease of erythema and follicular hyperkeratosis. SN - 0025-8105 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11876014/[Atrophic_pilar_keratosis_of_the_face:_case_report]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -