Paraffinomas of the Facial Area: Treatment with Systemic and Intralesional Steroids

February 2006 | Volume 5 | Issue 2 | Case Report | 186 | Copyright © 2006

Osvaldo Tomás Vázquez-Martínez MD, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani MD, Nora Méndez-Olvera MD, Fitzgeraldo A. Sánchez Negrón MD


We present a case of a 32-year-old male patient with a history HIV infection, who administered vitamin E and almond oil into the malar region and chin. On histology the main pathological finding was a foreign body granulomatous reaction. The patient was treated with 20-mg prednisone and intralesional triamcinalone. After three more treatments the erythema and edema decreased with resolving post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. We conclude that the use of oral and intralesional steroids are effective treatments in foreign body reactions.

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