Erythema Gyratum Repens Treatment & Management

Updated: Mar 27, 2019
  • Author: Nicole Ufkes; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Topical steroids are of no benefit in erythema gyratum repens. Corticosteroid injections may improve the pruritus but reportedly do not change the appearance of the skin eruption. Improvement of erythema gyratum repens often occurs with successful treatment of the underlying cancer.

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Long-Term Monitoring

Physicians could consider regular screenings in patients with idiopathic eruptions of erythema gyratum repens to address possible development of malignancy as they appear long after the cutaneous eruption. [18] However, given various reports of nonparaneoplastic cases, patients should undergo age-based cancer screening per national guidelines, with symptom-based malignancy evaluations only as clinically indicated until more data are available. [15]

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