Minocycline treatment for confluent and reticulated papillomatosis.

S. N. Chang, S. C. Kim, S. H. Lee, W. S. Lee

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We report six cases of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis in which the skin lesions cleared almost completely after treatment with minocycline. Patients with confluent and reticulated papillomatosis often do not respond well to a variety of therapeutic agents. The response of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis to minocycline was first described in 1965. Although the pharmacologic mechanisms of minocycline in confluent and reticulated papillomatosis are unknown, we suggest that it should be considered as a first-choice therapeutic agent because of its marked effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-457
Number of pages4
JournalCutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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