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Vol. 111. Issue 1.
Pages 70 (January - February 2020)
Vol. 111. Issue 1.
Pages 70 (January - February 2020)
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Lupus Miliaris Disseminatus Faciei
Lupus miliar diseminado de la cara
V. Zawar, S. Kumavat
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, M. Pawar
MVP'S DVP Medical College and Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
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A 23-year-old male presented with asymptomatic recurrent, multiple, erythematous papulo-pustular eruption since six months over centro-facial areas. He previously received systemic isotretinoin, azithromycin and topical mupirocin, fusidic acid and ketoconazole. On examination there were symmetric profuse erythematous papulo-pustules over malar areas, nose and ears with pitted scars of previously healed lesions (Figs. 1 and 2). We kept differential diagnosis as lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei (LMDF), acne vulgaris, sarcoidosis and granulomatous rosacea. Skin biopsy revealed granulomas with caseating central necrosis surrounded by epithelioid histiocytes in dermis confirming the diagnosis of LMDF. It is a chronic, granulomatous inflammatory disorder with erythematous papules and pustules over central areas of face. Our patient improved with oral dapsone 100mg daily for four weeks. He remained clear for 6 months and later he was lost to follow up.

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Please cite this article as: Zawar V, Kumavat S, Pawar M. Lupus Miliaris Disseminatus Faciei. Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas. 2020;111:70.

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