Annular Erythema Responding to Tacrolimus Ointment
August 2003 | Volume 2 | Issue 4 | Case Reports | 421 | Copyright © August 2003
Nikhil G. Rao, BA and Robert J. Pariser, MD
Two patients with idiopathic, topical corticosteroid-resistant annular erythema showed prompt clearing of lesions treated with 0.1% tacrolimus ointment and persistence of untreated ones which themselves responded to subsequent treatment.
These two cases demonstrate a clear-cut therapeutic response of chronic, topical corticosteroid-resistant annular erythema to topical tacrolimus ointment 0.1% BID. Additional experience with tacrolimus ointment, hopefully in controlled circumstances, should clarify its potential value in treating annular erythema.