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
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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Knautz, M. A., & Lesher, J. L. (1996). Childhood granulomatous periorificial dermatitis. Pediatric dermatology, 13(2), 131-134.