Treatment of Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris with Pimecrolimus Cream 1%

March 2007 | Volume 6 | Issue 3 | Case Reports | 340 | Copyright © March 2007

Stamatis Gregoriou MD, George Argyriou MD, Eleftheria Christofidou MD PhD, Aglaia Vranou MD, Dimitris Rigopoulos MD PhD

Pityriasis rubra pillaris is an uncommon idiopathic dermatosis considered both a keratinization and an inflammatory disorder. Treatment is largely based on the information presented in case reports. We report the case of a young man with pityriasis rubra pillaris limited to the scalp and face, which cleared completely after application of pimecrolimus 1% cream for 2 weeks.