Confluent and reticulate papillomatosis: response to topical calcipotriol


Bayramgurler D., Apaydin R. , Bilen N., Muezzinoglu B.

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT, vol.11, no.2, pp.109-111, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09546630050517513
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-111

Abstract

Confluent and reticulate papillomatosis of Gougerot and Carteaud (CRP) is a rare dermatosis that is probably a disorder of keratinization. Calcipotriol, a vitamin D analogue, regulates Keratinocyte differentiation and proliferation. We describe a 21 year old woman who was diagnosed as having CRP and was treated with topical calcipotriol ointment twice daily, A marked clinical improvement was achieved after 2 months of treatment. In conclusion we suggest that topical calcipotriol, when used at a safe dose, is a ligitamate treatment for CRP and offers an alternative to oral vitamin A.