Treatment of Nevus Comedonicus with Topical Tazarotene and Calcipotriene

November 2004 | Volume 3 | Issue 6 | Case Reports | 674 | Copyright © November 2004

Steven B. Deliduka MD, Pearl C. Kwong MD PhD

Nevus comedonicus is a rare developmental defect of the pilosebaceous unit. It is also thought to be a variant of epidermal nevus. Previously reported treatments include surgical excision, CO2 laser, dermabrasion, extraction, topical retinoic acid, and numerous topical keratolytics.

We present a case of a 7-year-old boy with bilateral nevus comedonicus who experienced cosmetic improvement with topical tazarotene and calcipotriene cream. This combination represents a novel therapeutic approach to the treatment of this cutaneous abnormality.