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Childhood Granulomatous Periorificial Dermatitis with a Good Response to Oral Metronidazole

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  • Clara Rodriguez-Caruncho M.D.,

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    • Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Universistat Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Isabel Bielsa Ph.D.,

    1. Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Universistat Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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  • M Teresa Fernandez-Figueras Ph.D.,

    1. Pathology Department, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Universistat Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Carlos Ferrándiz Ph.D.

    1. Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Universistat Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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Address correspondence to Clara Rodriguez-Caruncho, M.D., Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Carretera del Canyet s/n.08916, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain, or e-mail: clararodriguezc@yahoo.es.

Abstract

Childhood granulomatous periorificial dermatitis (CGPD) is a condition included in the spectrum of rosacea and perioral dermatitis that affects prepubescent children. It is characterized by papular eruptions located around the mouth, nose, and eyes that histopathologically show a granulomatous pattern. We report a 9-year-old girl with CGPD who required treatment with an oral antibiotic. Oral metronidazole was administered because of its known efficacy in adult rosacea and its safety in children. The patient responded well to this therapy, showing resolution of the lesions.

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