Chapter 17. Perioral Dermatitis

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Aditya K. Gupta MD, PhD, FRCP Professor of Dermatology1,2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch17

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gupta, A. K. (2008) Perioral Dermatitis, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch17

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

  2. 2

    Mediproble Research Inc., London, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • perioral dermatitis;
  • Tetracycline plus topical treatments;
  • Oxytetracycline versus placebo;
  • topical erythromycin;
  • photodynamic therapy (PDT) with 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA);
  • tetracyclines and oral antibiotic efficacy;
  • perioral dermatitis and etiologic factors - hormonal or emotional


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References