Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What is the pathophysiology of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What causes confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What is the role of endocrine abnormalities in the etiology of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What is the role of keratinization in the etiology of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What is the role of fungal infections in the etiology of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What is the role of bacterial infections in the etiology of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What is the role of amyloidosis in the pathogenesis of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What is the prevalence of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What are the racial predilections of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What are the sexual predilections of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

How does the prevalence of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis vary by age?

What is the prognosis of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

How are the primary lesions in confluent and reticulated papillomatosis characterized?

Which lesion distribution patterns suggest confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the diagnosis of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

What is the role of a wood lamp exam in the diagnosis of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

Treatment

How is confluent and reticulated papillomatosis treated?

Medications

What is the role of drug treatment for confluent and reticulated papillomatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Topical Skin Products are used in the treatment of Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents are used in the treatment of Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungals, Other are used in the treatment of Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis?