Reticulate Pigmented Anomaly Treatment & Management

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medical Care

No treatment is effective for Dowling-Degos disease (reticulate pigmented anomaly). [21] Topical retinoic acids, topical steroids, hydroquinone, tretinoin, and systemic retinoids have been used without success.


Surgical Care

Dowling-Degos disease (reticulate pigmented anomaly) has been successfully treated with the fractional Er:YAG laser [44] and a combination of Q-switched Nd: YAG and fractional carbon dioxide laser. [45] One patient responded favorably to the use of intense pulsed light. [46]