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Successful treatment of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis with topical tacrolimus 0.1 percent ointment.
Dermatol Online J. 2012 Feb 15; 18(2):10.DO

Abstract

Classic eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF), otherwise known as Ofugi disease, is a rare condition commonly treated with topical glucocorticosteroids. If this fails, oral indomethacin is frequently the next line. Because the condition is recurrent, the use of long term steroids may cause side effects such as skin atrophy, hypertrichosis, and dyspigmentation. Topical tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant that is generally used as a steroid-sparing agent in atopic dermatitis. We report a case of classic EPF, which was recurrent over 5 years that had failed topical glucocorticosteroids but was successfully treated with topical tacrolimus 0.1 percent ointment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22398231

Citation

Ng, Shanna Shan-Yi, and Yong-Kwang Tay. "Successful Treatment of Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis With Topical Tacrolimus 0.1 Percent Ointment." Dermatology Online Journal, vol. 18, no. 2, 2012, p. 10.
Ng SS, Tay YK. Successful treatment of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis with topical tacrolimus 0.1 percent ointment. Dermatol Online J. 2012;18(2):10.
Ng, S. S., & Tay, Y. K. (2012). Successful treatment of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis with topical tacrolimus 0.1 percent ointment. Dermatology Online Journal, 18(2), 10.
Ng SS, Tay YK. Successful Treatment of Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis With Topical Tacrolimus 0.1 Percent Ointment. Dermatol Online J. 2012 Feb 15;18(2):10. PubMed PMID: 22398231.
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