Granulosis Rubra Nasi Treatment & Management

Updated: Jun 18, 2018
  • Author: Basil M Hantash, MD, PhD, MBA; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Response to treatment, including the use of topical steroids, is usually disappointing. Assure patients that the condition usually resolves completely during puberty.

Some peer-reviewed work includes use of novel approaches such as botulinum toxin type A, with as little as a single dose. [11, 10, 12]

Tacrolimus 0.03% topical ointment has shown effective in decreasing vesicles in a 20-year-old patient who has had persistent granulosis rubra nasi. [13]

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Consultations

Consultation is not usually required; however, appropriate consultation is indicated if a diagnosis of photosensitive dermatosis or pheochromocytoma is possible.

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Prevention

No preventative measures are known.

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