European Journal of Dermatology


A case of rosacea fulminans staining negative for LL-37 Volume 26, numéro 1, January-February 2016


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1 Department of Dermatology,
2 Department of Diagnostic Pathology,
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine,
54 Shogoin-Kawara, Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto 606-8507, Japan

Rosacea fulminans, previously known as pyoderma faciale, is a rare and severe form of rosacea characterized by the sudden eruption of coalescing papules and pustules. In this condition, large cystic nodules are primarily limited to the face of young women [1]. Although the etiology is unknown, immunological, hormonal and vascular factors have been suggested [1]. Several reports support the use of antibiotics, the subcutaneous injection of steroids and oral isotretinoin or corticosteroid in the treatment [...]