By Gary M. White, MD

Ulerythema ophryogenes

Ulerythema ophryogenes describes the genetic tendency for follicular erythema and hyperkeratosis of the face and neck.


Follicular erythema and hyperkeratosis of the eyebrows develop in childhood in ulerythema ophryogenes. Atrophy and hair loss may occur.


Isotretinoin 1 mg/kg/d produced prolonged periods of remission in one patient. The pulsed tunable dye laser therapy improved the erythema and to some degree the roughness in one study.

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