Follicular skin diseases
Perioral dermatitis key points test
To make sure you have understood the key points of this section, choose the best option(s):
Periorificial dermatitis affects which of the following sites:
Explanation: Periorificial dermatitis affects the skin around the mouth, nose and eyes and sometimes around genitocrural orifices.
The following skin lesions are not due to perioral dermatitis:
Explanation: Perioral / periorificial dermatitis is characterized by slightly scaly erythematous papules, pustules and patches.
Which of the following are effective treatments for perioral dermatitis?
* Aqueous cream as a moisturiser
* Betamethasone valerate cream
* Ethinyl oestrodiol / cyproterone acetate
*! Minocycline capsules
Explanation: Perioral / periorificial dermatitis is effectively treated with oral tetracycline or macrolide antibiotics.