2018, Number 4
Dermatol Rev Mex 2018; 62 (4)
Flores-De Jesús L, Fernández-Cabello R, Morales-Trujillo ML
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ABSTRACTMorbihan disease, considered by some authors a clinical variety of acne or rosacea, is a rare entity characterized by chronic edema, sometimes accompanied by erythema on the forehead, glabella, eyelids and cheeks. This paper reports the case of a 51-yearold judicial police patient, originally from the State of Mexico. The patient presented edema in the upper third, facial, indurated, not circumscribed. Laboratory studies were performed, which were normal. Histopathological study showed epidermal atrophy with diminished interpapillary processes, dermal edema and dilatation of predominantly lymphatic vessels, as well as presence of Demodex folliculorum. Patient was treated with isotretinoin 20 mg/day, currently with a cumulative total dose of 146 mg/kg, with significant dermatosis improvement. We communicate this case to contribute to the literature one more case with response to the use of systemic retinoid.