Childhood granulomatous periorificial dermatitis

Mark A. Knautz, Jack L. Lesher

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A case of childhood granulomatous periorificial dermatitis is described. This disorder occurs predominantly in prepubertal black children and is characterized by a monomorphous, papular eruption occurring around the mouth, nose, and eyes. It is benign and self-limited. Treatment may include topical metronidazole in young patients and tetracycline in those over 8 years of age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology


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