Atrophy is a rare occurrence in patients affected by pityriasis versicolor (PV). It is associated with the individual lesions of PV and is reported in patients after long-term application of topical corticosteroids. The present paper describes a case of atrophic PV in female who had used betamethasone valerate 0.1% ointment for 4 months. Avoidance of corticosteroid application and antifungal therapy led to the prompt resolution of PV with improvement of atrophy. The application of topical corticosteroids in areas of impaired cutaneous barrier seems to be the critical factor for the development of atrophy in PV affected patients.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Annali Italiani di Dermatologia Allergologica Clinica e Sperimentale|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1999|
- Cutaneous atrophy
- Pityriasis versicolor
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