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Dermatology. 2003;206(2):120-3.

Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei: a distinctive rosacea-like syndrome and not a granulomatous form of rosacea.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. vandescheur@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei is an eruption of discrete red-brown, dome-shaped papules, histologically characterized by epithelioid cell granulomas. The pathogenesis of the disorder remains controversial.

OBJECTIVE:

The authors discuss the place of lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei among granulomatous disorders.

METHODS:

This report reviews the available literature and presents 3 patients with lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei.

RESULTS:

The histopathologic characteristics of lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei--an epithelioid cell granuloma with central necrosis--may be found in granulomatous rosacea, whilst the clinical features and course of lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei are often similar to cutaneous sarcoidosis.

CONCLUSIONS:

We put forward lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei as a distinctive rosacea-like syndrome and not as a granulomatous form of rosacea.

Copyright 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel

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