Erythema Gyratum Repens in a Case of Resolving Psoriasis

June 2003 | Volume 2 | Issue 3 | Case Reports | 315 | Copyright © June 2003

Matthew E. Byran, MD; Kristen Lienart, BS; Bruce R. Smoller, MD and Sandra Marchese Johnson, MD

Erythema gyratum repens (EGR) is a rare skin syndrome often associated with internal malignancies, and thus considered paraneoplastic1. There are cases of erythema gyratum repens in the literature associated with other dermatoses without underlying malignancies1. We present a case of resolving psoriasis which evolved into erythema gyratum repens when treated with acitretin.