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Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei

  • Author(s): Cymerman, Rachel;
  • Rosenstein, Rachel;
  • Shvartsbeyn, Marianna;
  • Meehan, Shane A;
  • Kornreich, Craig
  • et al.
Abstract

Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei (LMDF) is a rare, inflammatory condition, which is characterized by red-brown and yellow-brown papules on the face, with characteristic involvement of the eyelids and with histopathologic findings of suppurative and granulomatous folliculitis and dermatitis. The etiology of this disease is not known, but retinoids, anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and antimicrobial medications are utilized to treat the condition with variable results. We present the case of a patient with LMDF that has thus far been refractory to treatment.

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