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Classic form of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in an immunocompetent girl: rapid and complete resolution after low-dose oral indomethacin treatment

  • Author(s): Monastirli, Alexandra
  • Antoniades, George
  • Kapranos, Nikiforos
  • Pasmatzi, Efstathia
  • Badavanis, George
  • Tsambaos, Dionysios
  • et al.
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Abstract

Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) is a rare noninfectious pruritic dermatosis, first described by Ise and Ofuji in 1965. We report the case of a 15-year oldimmunocompetent girl that presented with a widespread papulopustular eruption four days after her arrival in Japan. The clinical diagnosis of the classicform of EPF was confirmed by histological examination of the lesional skin that revealed an intense, mainly eosinophilic, dermal infiltrate within and aroundpilosebaceous units. Oral administration of lowdose indomethacin (25 mg/day) led to a complete resolution of the eruption within 6 weeks without causing any side effects. The patient is presently completing a 15-month follow-up and remains free ofrelapses. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first time that low-dose oral indomethacin is reported to be capable of causing a rapid and complete resolutionof the classic form of EPF.

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