Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis

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Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Gougerot and Carteaud
Other names: Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis, Familial cutaneous papillomatosis, Familial occurrence of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis[1][2]

Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Gougerot and Carteaud is an uncommon but distinctive acquired ichthyosiform dermatosis characterized by persistent dark, scaly, papules and plaques that tend to be localized predominantly on the central trunk.[3]


Henri Gougerot and Alexandre Carteaud originally described the condition in 1927.[4] The cause remains unknown, but the observation that the condition may clear with Minocycline[5] turned attention to an infectious agent. Actinomycete Dietzia strain X was isolated from one individual.[6] Other antibiotics found useful include azithromycin, fusidic acid, clarithromycin, erythromycin, tetracycline and cefdinir.[7]

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  1. Odom, Richard B.; Davidsohn, Israel; James, William D.; Henry, John Bernard; Berger, Timothy G.; Clinical diagnosis by laboratory methods; Dirk M. Elston (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (10th ed.). Saunders Elsevier. p. 207. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM): 167900
  3. Freedberg, Irwin M.; Fitzpatrick, Thomas B. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division. pp. 494–5. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
  4. Gougerot H, Carteaud A (1927). "Papillomatose pigmentee innominee". Bull Soc Fr Dermatol Syphilol. 34: 719.
  5. Wiley Interscience
  6. Natarajan S, Milne D, Jones AL, Goodfellow M, Perry J, Koerner RJ (October 2005). "Dietzia strain X: a newly described Actinomycete isolated from confluent and reticulated papillomatosis". Br. J. Dermatol. 153 (4): 825–7. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2133.2005.06785.x. PMID 16181469. S2CID 40122316.
  7. Scheinfeld N (2006). "Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis : a review of the literature". Am J Clin Dermatol. 7 (5): 305–13. doi:10.2165/00128071-200607050-00004. PMID 17007541. S2CID 25749839.

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